Fort Mill, South Carolina and Phoenix – July 25, 2022. Continental Tire is proud to announce a new partnership as the official tire of Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a leading provider of technical training for those seeking entry-level careers as technicians in the industry. transportation.
The collaboration includes campus and curriculum assistants at each of UTI’s 13 locations across the nation.
“We are thrilled to announce Continental Tire’s sponsorship of the Universal Technical Institute (UTI),” said Chris Charity, Vice President of Sales – US PLT Replacement Business, Continental Tire. “In addition to our global sponsorship, we will be the official tire of UTI, which is an exciting opportunity for us. This partnership will help connect our Continental Tire customers with certified automotive technicians who will fill open automotive service positions throughout the country. ”
UTI campuses will receive training aids to help educate students on tire construction and performance criteria. Continental Tire will also provide tires and tire carriers to each campus to support student mounting and balance training.
In addition to campus assets, Continental Tire will provide access to its exclusive Engage360 training modules for UTI instructors and students, which cover product information, tire basics and sales scenarios for passenger, light trucks, crossovers, SUVs and utility vehicles.
“We are thrilled with the collaboration and passion that Continental Tire brings to this relationship,” said John Dodson, vice president of business alliances at UTI. “They are a strong brand with a passion for educating tomorrow’s technicians. UTI students across the country will get hands-on experience with Continental by practicing tire mounting and balancing. Continental tires on our chassis dynos as they compete to make horsepower and torque, as well as a number of other applications.”
Continental Tire and its authorized dealers may also post job openings on the UTI National Job Board, accessible to UTI students and alumni. This new collaboration between UTI, Continental Tire and its authorized dealers will provide the benefit of matching UTI graduates with open automotive service positions nationwide.
About Continental Tire Americas
Based in Fort Mill, SC, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC manufactures and distributes a full line of premium passenger, light-truck and commercial tires for the original equipment and replacement markets. Our ultra-performance tires include award-winning technologies that emphasize safety, help save money and reduce CO2 emissions. Continental’s premium products are available at major independent tire dealers, car dealerships and major retail companies in North America. Continental Tire is a proud supporter of Major League Soccer (MLS), College Basketball, West Coast Customs, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Petty’s Garage, ROUSH Performance, Stadium Super Trucks, Universal Technical Institute, BMW Performance Driving Centers and AMG Driving Academy.
About Continental AG
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company provides safe, efficient, smart and affordable solutions for vehicles, machinery, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental achieved sales of 33.8 billion euros and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Founded in 1965 and based in Phoenix, the mission of Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) is to serve our students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers. Approximately 250,000 students graduate from one of UTI’s 15 campuses located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. UTI’s campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Professional Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), while its employer-aligned technical training programs are offered under four brands: Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute/Marine Mechanics Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute and MIAT College. of Technology. For more information and a complete list of all programs offered, please visit www.uti.edu or follow on LinkedIn @UniversalTechnicalInstitute and Twitter @news_UTI.