PHOENIX, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and
DuPont Performance Coatings have created an educational alliance to provide
training to future collision refinishing technicians.
The alliance will support the Collision Repair & Refinish Technology
(CRRT) program offered exclusively at UTI's campus in Houston, Tex.
Under the alliance, DuPont will furnish the refinishing module of the CRRT
program with equipment, products, grants, assistance with placement of
graduates, and curriculum development resources.
The CRRT program is divided into five modules, which cover all facets of
collision repair and refinish training. In order to meet industry standards
and familiarize students with the latest technologies, the refinishing program
will include specialized training with DuPont Performance Coatings.
"We are focused on expanding educational opportunities for young adults in
the collision industry," says Richard Sproul, training consultant, DuPont.
"UTI students receive a myriad of specialized training. This is essential to
an employer looking for a qualified technician."
According to industry sources, there is an immediate need for
15,000 trained refinishing technicians.
Founded in 1802, DuPont is a global research and technology-based company
that services worldwide markets including food and nutrition; health care;
agriculture; fashion and apparel; home and construction, electronics, and
transportation. With operations in nearly 70 countries, including
165 manufacturing and processing facilities and more than 75 R&D and customer
service laboratories, DuPont and its distinctive oval trademark is a worldwide
symbol of innovation and creativity.
For 75 years, DuPont has been the leading name in the automotive finishes
industry, serving both the original equipment and refinish markets. On March
1, 1999, DuPont completed the acquisition of Herberts GmbH, the coatings
subsidiary of Hoechst AG, a German corporation. This purchase makes DuPont
the world's largest supplier of automotive coatings and the third largest
coatings company overall.
DuPont's Automotive Finishes website is http://www.dupont.com/finishes/na.
Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Ariz., UTI is recognized as one of the top
technical education institutions in the United States. UTI offers accelerated
career-specific training in automotive, diesel, heating/ventilation/air
conditioning/refrigeration, marine, motorcycle and personal watercraft. The
company has graduated more than 50,000 students and has campuses in Phoenix,
Ariz.; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Glendale Heights, Ill. and
The UTI campuses are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission
of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT), which is recognized by
the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information about UTI can be found at http://www.uticorp.com.
SOURCE Universal Technical Institute