July 7, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Common Technical Institute (UTI) is coaching future auto restore techs to work on electrical autos by means of a partnership with Ford, a program that was just lately expanded to its Bloomfield campus.

9 of UTI’s 14 campuses, together with the Bloomfield campus, presently supply Ford FACT, a 15-week superior coaching program that prepares college students to work with Ford’s unique know-how, pc diagnostics, electrical, gasoline and diesel applied sciences. Since Ford and UTI launched this system in 1999, greater than 25,000 college students have graduated from it.

Not too long ago, UTI added a brand new curriculum to the Ford FACT program that focuses on excessive voltage batteries and electrical autos (EVs). It consists of blended studying programs on excessive voltage programs security, hybrid car parts and operation, and battery electrical car parts, in addition to a Ford instructor-led class on hybrid and electrical car operation and prognosis.

Based on the college, the brand new course, which can be integrated into the curriculum at UTI’s Bloomfield campus, is one other step in its total EV technique, which incorporates enhancing its core curriculum, enhancing and providing new EV certifications in sure manufacturer-specific superior coaching applications, and growing new coaching fashions and partnership alternatives to increase UTI’s total EV ecosystem.

“This course can also be consistent with New Jersey’s sturdy dedication to the EV market and can assist set the state up for achievement as electrical autos grow to be extra outstanding,” UTI acknowledged.

Those that end this system might get a leg up with employers like Wayne Ford, a UTI employer associate.

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“A few of our associates have been a part of our household for 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years,” President David Nappa stated. “Nevertheless, we’re at all times seeking to rent technicians who can practice and be taught from our skilled consultants and assist us to proceed to develop, particularly as automotive applied sciences evolve.”

“Our long-standing partnership with UTI has allowed us to rent devoted and well-trained technicians and has eased the burden,” Nappa stated.

“We’re grateful for our long-standing partnership with Ford and the alternatives they supply for our college students,” stated UTI Bloomfield campus president Shawn Alexander. “This new curriculum will give graduates the coaching and abilities they should put together for a profession within the evolving automotive business.”