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