Grand Opening of Penske Room at Universal Technical Institute Demonstrates Value of Industry Partnerships

  Grand Opening of Penske Room at Universal Technical Institute Demonstrates
                        Value of Industry Partnerships

-- Penske Truck Leasing unveiled brand new multipurpose room at automotive
technical training school -

PR Newswire

EXTON, Pa., April. 1, 2014

EXTON, Pa., April. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 1, students,
instructors and representatives from Penske Truck Leasing gathered at
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) for a grand opening event in celebration
of the Exton campus' latest addition, a brand new 1,900-square foot
Penske-branded multipurpose room. The room will serve as a venue for a
multitude of student activities for both students and staff, including
presentations, training seminars, student-peer tutoring sessions, as well as
an active classroom and lab.

From left is UTI campus director of operations Rosangela Dempster and campus
president Bob Kessler; Penske leaders Bill Jacobelli, senior vice president of
maintenance; Jen Sockel, senior vice president of administration; Ken Hurley,
senior vice president of human resources and Jack Gallagher, senior vice
president of the Northeast region.

Throughout the morning, students, instructors and several representatives from
Penske had an opportunity to see the Penske Room for the first time and
partake in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event also included presentations by
Bob Kessler, Campus President at UTI-Exton, as well as Bill Jacobelli, Senior
Vice President of Maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing.

The decision to build the room came as a result of the great
relationshipUTI-Exton has developed over time with Penske, as well as
Penske's growing demand for highly-skilled technicians, particularly in this
region. The company hires a significant volume ofUTIgraduates and invests a
substantial amount in students' education, as evidenced by the Roger Penske
Outstanding Student Award program established among UTI's 11 campuses

Penske Truck Leasing also has established a Diesel Excellence Scholarship
program, where a dozen scholarships are handed out each year to UTI students
across all campuses.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over a million jobs exist today in
the auto, diesel, and collision repair industries with growth of 17% projected
through the year 2020. Yet it continues to be a challenge for auto dealers
and transportation companies across the country to find and hire workers who
are armed with the knowledge and experience necessary to adapt and keep pace
with the rapidly evolving vehicle landscape. With a challenging curriculum
customized to meet changing industry needs, UTI is providing a solution to our
country's tech shortage by arming students with the hands-on, highly skilled
training required to become successful auto and diesel technicians.

UTI's partnership with Penske is a perfect example of how the school is
answering the current skills gap demand from the employer side. Penske is
just one of more than 30 partnershipsUTIhas established with automotive
industry manufacturers and transportation providers, demonstrating the
valueUTIplaces on education and, ultimately, career placement for its
students. In forging these partnerships with employers,UTIis able to create
additional manufacturer-specific curriculums and provide more advanced,
hands-on training to students to prepare them for post-graduate, real-world

"One of our largest employment needs is skilled truck maintenance technicians
and maintenance managers," said Jacobelli. "We enjoy working with UTI to help
us fill the pipeline of talented, well-trained technicians. We value our
relationship with UTI to hire graduates to maintain our 6,600-person North
American truck maintenance workforce and field maintenance management."

Industry partnerships such as this one have proven to be such a powerful and
influential asset to UTI's education curriculum and the success of its
students, and can be illustrated by their job placement rate. Since 2010,
Penske has hired over 50 graduates from UTI's Exton campus alone to work at
locations across the country.

"On behalf of the entire Exton campus and everyone at UTI, we are incredibly
appreciative of Penske's significant investment in our students' education and
the positive impact the company has made – and will continue to make -- on
students as they pursue careers in the automotive and diesel industry," said

For more information about the Universal Technical Institute campus in Exton,
click here.

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 Like UTI on or follow
UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

About Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.:
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint
venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric
Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske
operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000
locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines
include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and
consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing
management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's
products and services please visit Penske Truck
Rental on social media: Move Ahead Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube
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