Nissan Gives $150,000 To UTI Foundation For Technical Training Scholarships
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 11, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nissan's support
of technical education through the Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Foundation has provided grants to more than 100 students over the last five
years. This year's $150,000 gift brings the auto company's total charitable
giving to the UTI Foundation (www.utifoundation.net) to $800,000.
Through its donations, the company established the Nissan Automotive Technical
Training (NATT) scholarship. Each scholarship is worth $5,000 and covers
tuition costs for the nine-week NATT program. Since introducing the NATT
scholarship in 2009, the program has awarded 101 grants to deserving students.
"The NATT scholarship has given UTI students seeking advanced training the
additional resources to advance their careers with the opportunity to work at
Nissan," said Veronica Meury, UTI Foundation Vice President and Executive
Director. "Nissan's support of technical education helps UTI students fulfill
their dreams and become productive members of an innovative workforce."
"Nissan and its dealers continue to increase our vehicle sales and our rate of
service retention for first year, in-warranty and out-of-warranty metrics,"
said John Spoon, Nissan Vice President, Parts & Service Division."In the
midst of this strong growth, we are aggressively pursuing a recruitment
strategy to increase the number of trained service technicians. The Nissan
Automotive Technician Training program at Universal Technical Institute is
critical to our dealers filling this business need."
The NATT Scholarship Program is available at UTI's NASCAR Tech, Boston,
Dallas, Houston, Orlando and Sacramento campuses. Students who fit the
criteria, complete the application and obtain the endorsement of an employer,
guidance counselor or instructor are encouraged to apply. Students must also
commit to a term of employment at a Nissan/Infiniti dealership upon graduation
and receive the recommendation of a Nissan or Infiniti dealer upon submitting
UTI is a provider of technical education for individuals pursuing careers as
professional automotive, collision repair, diesel, marine or motorcycle
technicians. Students who truly understand and exhibit the traits necessary to
have a successful career with Nissan/Infiniti dealers are chosen for the NATT
Additional application information is available on the UTI Foundation website
About UTI Foundation:
The UTI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit, is the umbrella
organization for all Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI)
not-for-profit initiatives and is dedicated to raising funds to support and
encourage technical education for the automotive, diesel, collision repair,
motorcycle, marine, NASCAR and other transportation industries through
scholarships, grants, career development and other special programs. For more
information, visit www.utifoundation.net.
About Nissan North America:
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at
www.NissanUSA.comandwww.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites
NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 267,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9
million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16
billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60
models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the
Nissan LEAF and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the
first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the
best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and
commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
(NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students
seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair,
motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 170,000 graduates in its
48-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate
programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as
manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. For
more information visit www.uti.edu.
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