We are pleased to announce Continental Tire’s sponsorship of Universal Technical Institute (UTI),” said Chris Charity, Vice President of Sales – US PLT Replacement Business, Continental Tire. “In addition to our overall 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.
Fort Mill, S.C. & 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 transportation industry.
The collaboration includes campus and curriculum aides to each of UTI’s 13 locations across the nation.
“We are pleased to announce Continental Tire’s sponsorship of Universal Technical Institute (UTI),” said Chris Charity, Vice President of Sales – US PLT Replacement Business, Continental Tire. “In addition to our overall 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 aides to help educate students about tire construction and performance criteria. Continental Tire will also provide tires and tire racks to each campus to support students’ mount and balance training.
In addition to campus assets, Continental Tire will provide access to its proprietary Engage360 training modules for both UTI instructors and students, which covers product information, tire basics and sales scenarios for passenger, light truck, crossover, SUV and commercial vehicle tires.
“We are excited about the collaboration and passion Continental Tire brings to this relationship,” said John Dodson, VP of Business Alliances at UTI. “They are a strong brand with a passion for educating tomorrow’s technicians. UTI students across the country will have hands-on experience with Continental as they practice tire mounting and balancing. Students will also run 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 will also be able to post job openings on UTI’s nationwide job board, available 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 the Americas
Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC manufactures and distributes a complete premium line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Our ultra-high, performance tires include award-winning technologies that focus on safety, help save money, and reduce CO2 emissions. Continental’s premium products are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers, and mass retail companies across 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 the 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 offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion 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 headquartered in Phoenix, Universal Technical Institute's (NYSE: UTI) mission is to serve our students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers. Approximately 250,000 students have graduated from one of UTI's 15 campuses located across Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. UTI's campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career 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.