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CIT Group, Inc. Awarded by UTI


The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) recently celebrated the 1-year Anniversary of their new facility in Lisle, IL. Previously, UTI had its Chicago area campus in Glendale Heights for 25 years until the new facility was built in 2013.

In recognition of UTI Lisle’s successful first year, UTI hosted an event on November 10th inviting the “Best of the Best” students, Student Council Members, and distinguished employers that have given exemplary support toward UTI in hiring graduates and taking part in various events, such as open houses and career fairs. The event consisted of breakfast, raffles, presentations, and award ceremonies; as well as an inspirational speech given by the Mayor of Lisle, Joe Broda, on the importance of trade school education and how it changed his life by attending one.

During the employer award ceremony, CIT Group, Inc. was named a 2014 Outstanding Industry Partner by the Universal Technical Institute. Sean Calhoun, CIT Technical Recruiter, and Carl Herzog, Vice President/Dealer Principal of CIT, were in attendance to accept the award.

CIT visits the UTI Lisle Campus every other month to give presentations, conduct interviews, or attend career fairs and open houses. CIT is also a part of UTI’s Program Advisory Council (PAC) that meets twice a year. “Our goal is to help the students understand what employers are looking for in a graduate, and to assure incoming students’ parents that there are successful businesses, like CIT, out there hiring graduates from UTI,” said Calhoun.

We are honored to accept the Outstanding Industry Partner Award, and we view our partnership with UTI as a privilege. We appreciate the hard work and dedication UTI demonstrates to their students that will eventually lead them to be valued employees in the industry.  

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc., is a nationwide provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. Through the campus-based school system, the company offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of the well-known brands Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).

About Central Illinois Trucks, Inc. (CIT Group, Inc.)

CIT Group, Inc. is a full-line, commercial truck dealership group representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, and Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America.  Serving territories in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, the dealerships offer the best in New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive Parts inventory, the finest in truck Service and maintenance, and state of the art Body repair.  In addition, CIT offers in-house Rental, Leasing and Finance solutions to their customers. More information can be found at