NASCAR Executives, Business & Education Leaders to Join North Carolina Business Committee for Education at NASCAR Technical

    NASCAR Executives, Business & Education Leaders to Join North Carolina
 Business Committee for Education at NASCAR Technical Institute for Regional
                                   Meeting

- Post-secondary technical training school to hold breakfast conversation
focusing on education and workforce preparedness-

PR Newswire

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 24, 2014

MOORESVILLE, N.C., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --For the first time, the
North Carolina graduation rate is above the national average. The North
Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE), housed in the Office of the
Governor of North Carolina, is poised to provide ongoing support to ensure
this notable student achievement continues. One way in which it does so is
through raising awareness and discussion.

On Thursday, March 27 from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m., NASCAR Executives and the
region's key business and education leaders will conjoin at NASCAR Technical
Institute to participate in a discussion with the North Carolina Business
Committee for Education. The conversation will be centered around education
and workforce preparedness, and specifically, the shifting focus on education
priorities necessary to prepare students for the new economy and global work
environment. Thursday's breakfast will serve as a platform for NASCAR to
announce their new High School STEM initiative with Universal Technical
Institute and will help to set the stage for a larger conversation on the
intersection of business and education.

       The North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) will be
       holding its regional meeting at NASCAR Technical Institute's
       Mooresville campus on Thursday, March 27. Attendees at the breakfast
       will hear from key business and education leaders in the area,
WHAT:  including Lt. Governor Dan Forest; Jerry Ellner, National Director of
       High School Development at Universal Technical Institute and NASCAR
       Technical Institute; Dr. Michael Lynch, Vice President of Green
       Innovation at NASCAR; Eric Guckian, Senior Advisor on Education, Office
       of the Governor; and John Dodson, Vice President of NASCAR & Community
       Relations at NASCAR Tech.
       The morning's conversation will focus on education and workforce
       preparedness, and will touch on topics such as the current state of
       education in North Carolina and STEM in the workplace. Speakers will
       also discuss how, through collaborative efforts, the region's key
       stakeholders can help to drive systemic changes in education that are
       vital to students' success, and that ultimately will help to attract a
       world-class workforce in North Carolina.
       One of 11 campuses under parent company Universal Technical Institute
       (UTI), NASCAR Tech is a post-secondary training school that provides
       technical education for students seeking careers in the automotive or
       motorsports fields.
WHO:   Lt. Governor Dan Forest
       Mr. Eric Guckian, Senior Education Advisor to the Governor
       Dr. Michael Lynch, NASCAR, Vice President of Green Innovation
       Jerry Ellner, National Director of High School Development, UTI &
       NASCAR Tech
       State business leaders, education professionals, and members of NCBCE
WHEN:  Thursday, March 27^th, 2014
       7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: NASCAR Technical Institute Auditorium
       220 Byers Creek Road
       Mooresville, NC 28117-4378
       NCBCE brings together business, education, policy and government
       leaders to work together to ensure that every student graduates from
WHY:   high school ready for life and work in a global society. This
       particular event provides the opportunity for key stakeholders across
       the region to participate in an open discussion, to infuse the business
       voice into public education, in order to move it forward.

*Interviews available upon request

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. Through
its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary
education 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). For
more information visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or follow
UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

About NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech)

NASCAR Technical Institute is one of 11 campuses operating under parent
company Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a nationwide provider of
technical education training for students seeking careers as professional
automotive, motorsports, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine
technicians. NASCAR Tech is the country's only technical training school to
combine a complete automotive technology curriculum and a NASCAR-approved
technologies curriculum into a single program, and NASCAR Tech is also the
exclusive educational partner of NASCAR. 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 motorsports industries. Follow NASCAR Tech on
Twitter at @NASCARTechUTI.

SOURCE Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Website: http://www.uti.edu
Contact: Media Inquiries, Michelle Woolford, 412-874-0282 (cell),
mwoolford@brownsteingroup.com, or On site Contact #1, John Dodson, NASCAR
Technical Institute, VP NASCAR & Community Relations, (704)-902-7846 Cell,
jdodson@uti.edu, or On Site Contact #2, Jennifer Bergeron, NASCAR Technical
Institute, Campus President, (704)-905-8072 Cell, jwaber@uti.edu
 
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