Monday, 03 August 2009 14:54

Universal Technical Institute Renews Training Agreement With Mercedes-Benz USA

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. announced Aug. 3 that it has renewed its training agreement with Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA). As part of the agreement, UTI will continue to provide automotive and collision repair training for Mercedes-Benz dealer personnel at the Mercedes-Benz Learning & Performance Center and Collision Center in Houston, Texas, which are both operated by UTI on behalf of MBUSA.

In addition, UTI instructors will continue to provide technical and retail training at select Mercedes-Benz sites across the country. UTI will also assist MBUSA to launch the STARt program, a 12 week Mercedes-Benz elective program targeted to training top students in its automotive program.

Hendrik Hynekamp, general manager of the MBUSA Learning & Performance department, said, "In today's rapidly changing business environment, MBUSA looks for ways to be fast and agile to best support the Mercedes-Benz dealer network. In order to create learning opportunities that meet the dealers' business needs, we rely on UTI instructional staff to augment our overall training capacity for our dealer organization."

Kim McWaters, Chief Executive Officer of Universal Technical Institute, commented, "We are pleased to announce the continuation of this successful relationship. The Mercedes-Benz STARt program will provide greater opportunities for our students and a lower cost solution to the Mercedes-Benz dealerships."

MBUSA has a long-standing relationship with UTI that spans over a decade, including collaboration in advisory boards, the ELITE Program, and most recently with the STARt program.

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