Universal Technical Institute (UTI) selected Bosch to support the development of new courseware that helps meet the needs of the growing electric vehicle (EV) market, which continues to see record sales and a demand for skilled technicians.
According to a recent report by McKinsey, it is expected that 65% of new car sales will be electric by 2030, says UTI.
The new courseware is another step in UTI’s overall EV strategy, which also includes enhancing and offering new EV certifications in some of its manufacturer-specific advanced training (MSAT) programs and developing new training models and partnership opportunities to expand UTI’s overall EV ecosystem.
UTI and Bosch are creating new courseware covering battery electric vehicles for students enrolled in the school’s automotive technician training programs.
The new courseware builds on the hybrid and EV training enhancements already deployed at UTI’s three California campuses in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, and Long Beach. The course introduces high-voltage vehicle operation, explains electric vehicle components, operation, diagnosis and service, reviews electronic principles and provides unique training in electric battery vehicle system operation and testing.
Pending regulatory approvals, the battery electric vehicle courseware is planned to be piloted at UTI’s Sacramento campus in the fall of 2022, with the intent to expand to additional campuses along with the existing EV courseware in the future.