Universal Technical Institute’s Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute, offers up-close look at high-tech, in-demand transportation careers
Local campus participating in national open house highlighting high-tech nature of industry and quality of career opportunities
WHAT: Technicians and Technology Career Expo & Open House
WHEN: April 17, 2019 (2-8 p.m.)
WHERE: NASCAR Technical Institute
220 Byers Creek Rd.
Mooresville, N.C. 28117
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – April 12, 2019 – Charlotte-area students and their families will get an exclusive look at high-tech, in-demand careers as automotive, diesel, collision repair and welding technicians as part of a Technicians and Technology Career Expo & Open House on Wednesday, April 17. The open house is hosted by Universal Technical Institute’s Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).
Centered around the theme of “Technicians and Technology,” this event will showcase the high-tech, sophisticated and STEM-based nature of today’s transportation industry and workforce.
“Many people are unaware of the high-tech and computer-driven nature of transportation careers, and the advanced set of technical skills it takes work on today’s vehicles,” said Jennifer Bergeron, campus president at NASCAR Technical Institute. “These are not the wrench-wielding mechanic jobs we used to know. Technicians today are more like digital diagnosticians, and actually spend more time in front of a laptop than they do under the hood. This Open House is a great opportunity for people considering a UTI education to tour our state-of-the-industry labs, meet with employers and get a firsthand look at what it means to be a transportation technician today.”
Attendees will tour NASCAR Tech’s state-of the-industry labs and experience live demonstrations such as engine power and performance, virtual welding, interactive STEM activities and more, as well as learn how UTI’s advanced courses are aligned with manufacturers’ products and specifications. Premier employers from Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions and Crown Equipment Corporation will be on-site and available to discuss tuition reimbursement plans and hiring incentives.
Demand for trained technicians is high. The U.S. Department of Laborprojects that, by 2026, there will be more than 1.2 million job openings nationally across the automotive, diesel and collision repair industries. 1 To accommodate this demand, the transportation industry will need to fill – on average – 120,000 positions each year. As part of the Technicians and Technology Career Expo & Open House, attendees will learn how they can be trained to help fill these jobs in as little as 11 months.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
With more than 200,000 graduates in its 53-year history, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. The company has built partnerships with industry leaders, outfits its state-of-the-industry facilities with current technology, and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs. Through its network of 13 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
1 Source: Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2016-2026), www.bls.gov. The projected number of annual job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth and net replacements.