A Foundation for Success at Universal Technical Institute

Seldom is the professional drag racer worried about their competition. Making mistakes or misjudging the “Christmas tree,” the starting lights used to accurately and fairly begin a drag race, is their biggest concern. Practice, technique and sometimes luck, combine for a tense mental battle to launch quickly, but not too early to be disqualified. Even with a slower car, a driver who is adept at timing the lights perfectly can achieve the winning advantage before the cars have moved 30 feet down the quarter mile. This is known as a “holeshot” win.

The professional drag racer’s career begins with a foundation of basic knowledge upon which to build. Their ability to identify subtle nuances of each track and make the necessary adjustments to achieve an edge occurs over time. The same is true for professional technicians, for which demand is high in the United States. It is through comprehensive training and hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment that they are able to fine tune their skills and develop an edge. Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), a nationwide provider of technical training for professional automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technicians, is known throughout the industry for offering students comprehensive entry-level technical and professional skills training for a solid foundation upon which to build a successful career.

NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI), a division of UTI, has an exclusive educational alliance
with NASCAR. Located in Mooresville, NC, NTI is the only school of its kind that combines automotive training and a NASCAR-approved technologies curriculum into one program. Students learn the basics of engine construction, lubrication systems, chassis fabrication, dyno testing, racing theory principles, NASCAR rules and regulations, as well as the teamwork needed in today's automotive and racing industries.

UTI also offers specialized technical education programs at nine other campuses across the country through several well-known brands -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Marine Mechanics Institute and Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI).
In hands-on labs, students use the latest analytic and diagnostic equipment and learn about basic and custom high-performance engine systems, computerized fuel-injection, anti-lock brakes, computerized engine control and much more. UTI has also teamed up with Hot Rod and Super Street magazines to offer Power and Performance courses for the true street rod enthusiast. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual UTI/Hot Rod U Q Collegiate Power Challenge (www.utihotrod.com) competition, during which they work with instructors to transform older model cars into lean, mean racing machines. 
According to the 2007 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey, mechanics are ranked third on the list of most “in demand” employees throughout the United States. (http://www.manpower.com/research/research.cfm) The nationwide shortage is partly due to an aging workforce in need of training on rapidly advancing automotive technologies.
UTI’s affiliation with top industry manufacturers and employers, combined with a strong job placement assistance program, exposes passionate, career-minded graduates to the best jobs available.

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