Universal Technical Institute Teams Up with Papé to Enhance Opportunities for Diesel Students in Arizona and California
Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a renowned workforce solutions provider offering education programs in transportation, skilled trades, and energy, is proud to announce a new partnership with Papé, a leading capital equipment and service provider. This collaboration will expand UTI’s Early Employment Program (EEP) and benefit diesel technology students at UTI-Avondale (Arizona), UTI-Sacramento, UTI-Long Beach, and UTI-Rancho Cucamonga (California). Papé, with over 160 dealerships across the Western United States, is seeking entry-level technicians and will offer eligible students industry training, tuition reimbursement, and the potential for full-time.
Addressing the Skills Gap
With the increasing demand for skilled workers, a growing number of employers are joining UTI’s Early Employment Program. Participating students not only gain valuable paid work experience during their education but also have the opportunity for full-time employment and reimbursement of education-related expenses after graduation. This program helps bridge the skills gap and enables companies to find qualified individuals who can contribute immediately and advance their careers.
PapéA Leading Industry Player
Papé is a trusted provider of heavy machinery, advanced technology, and solutions in various industries, including agriculture, forestry, construction, drilling, mining, road building, material handling, and warehousing. As a part of the partnership, Papé is offering participating students the chance to earn tuition reimbursement covering 50% of their out-of-pocket tuition expenses while still in school. The remaining 50% will be reimbursed over the first two years of their full-time employment with Papé after graduation. Additionally, Papé is providing a $2.00 per hour increase in the starting pay rate for graduates, as an added incentive for tuition reimbursement.
Benefits for Students and Employers
Tracy Lorenz, UTI Division President, expressed enthusiasm for welcoming Papé to the Early Employment Program. Lorenz emphasized the increased opportunities for students to gain real-world experience while also helping them finance their education. This collaboration ensures that UTI continues to offer industry-aligned technical training in partnership with respected names in the transportation industry. Moreover, it offers companies like Papé the chance to find skilled and dedicated employees who can make an immediate impact and grow within their organizations.
Brandon Morse, recruiting manager at Papé, stated that the company is proud to partner with UTI, a leading educator of future technicians. Papé’s aim is to cultivate long-term relationships and provide career opportunities to its technician team members. This partnership with UTI allows Papé to immerse students and recent graduates in their workplace culture, offering them valuable hands-on experience in their chosen industry.
Universal Technical Institute’s collaboration with Papé through the Early Employment Program signifies another milestone in providing enhanced opportunities for diesel students at UTI’s campuses in Arizona and California. By partnering with industry-leading companies like Papé, UTI continues to equip students with the skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce. Through this program, students can receive industry training, tuition reimbursement, and the potential for full-time employment. This collaboration between UTI and Papé benefits both students and employers, addressing the growing demand for skilled workers and fostering the development of qualified technicians in the transportation industry.