NASCAR Technical Institute Hosts Advanced Industries Skills Summit 2014
-The event brings together leaders in education, business and government to
address the North Carolina Labor Skills Gap and discuss strategies for
integrating STEM education in workforce development programs.
-The Summit features keynote speakers Kim McWaters, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Universal Technical Institute; Michelle Byron, Director,
Partnership Marketing at NASCAR; and The Honorable Miles Atkins, Mayor of
Mooresville, North Carolina.
MOORESVILLE, N.C., April 17, 2014
MOORESVILLE,N.C., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --NASCAR Technical Institute
(NASCAR Tech), one of eleven campuses operating under parent company Universal
Technical Institute (UTI) and the exclusive educational partner of NASCAR,
will host the "Advanced Industries Summit" on Thursday, April 24, to address
North Carolina's labor skills gap and discuss opportunities for industry and
education to collaborate on new programs that emphasize education for
The event will bring together leaders in education, business and government to
discuss best practices for preparing qualified workers, including strategies
that integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in
workforce development programs. In addition, participants will learn about
Centralina Council of Government's involvement in the Investing in
Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP), a strategic planning grant
initiative through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development
Administration that aims to help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in
The Summit will kick off with presentations by three keynote speakers,
including Kim McWaters, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal
Technical Institute; Michelle Byron, Director, Partnership Marketing at
NASCAR; and The Honorable Miles Atkins, Mayor of Mooresville, North Carolina.
Participants will also hear from Congressmen Richard Hudson and Robert
Pittenger, and will be able to share their opinions in a unique group forum
discussion moderated by Amy Burkett, General Manager for WTVI PBS Charlotte.
The open group discussion will feature a panel of thought leaders, including:
oDr. Tim Brewer, President, Mitchell Community College
oDave Dalton, Chief Executive Officer, General Microcircuits Inc.
oJohn Dodson, VP NASCAR and Community Relations, NASCAR Technical Institute
oPeyton Holland, Postsecondary Director, North Carolina SkillsUSA
oDavid Hollars, Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board
oDr. Brady Johnson, Superintendent, Iredell-Statesville Schools
oWalter Siegenthaler, Executive Vice President, Max Daetwyler Corp.
This is the third Summit being hosted by UTI, which believes that the purpose
of education is to fully prepare students for employment. The school
previously hosted two other conferences at its Norwood, Massachusetts campus
as part of its national initiative to encourage educators, policy makers and
community organizations to discuss and develop collaborative solutions to the
labor skills gap challenges facing industries across the U.S.
"These Summits provide a unique opportunity for communities to come together
and find ways to strengthen the partnership between industry and education,"
McWaters said. "Our NASCAR Tech campus provides an ideal backdrop to the goals
of this national thought leadership event series that we've created as it is a
great example of a successful collaboration that has filled a need in the
UTI has partnered with more than 30 manufacturers to create some of the most
innovative and sophisticated education programs in the automotive, diesel,
collision repair, motorcycle, marine and motorsports industries. These include
NASCAR, which for more than a decade has collaborated with UTI on the
development of NASCAR Tech -- the first and only technical school in the world
to offer a specific NASCAR curriculum for those interested in motorsports
and/or automotive service careers. More than 5,000 graduates have been
successfully employed in these industries after attending the school.
"The NASCAR Technical Institute Advanced Industries Summit" will take place at
the NASCAR Tech campus at 220 Byers Creek Road in Mooresville, North Carolina,
from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More information about the Summit can be found by
emailing NASCARTechsummit@uti.edu. Use the hashtag #utisummit on Twitter to
follow social media updates during the event.
AboutUniversal Technical Institute, Inc.:
Headquartered inScottsdale, 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 acrossthe 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, includingUniversal Technical Institute(UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics
Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute
(NASCAR Tech). For more information visitwww.uti.edu. Like UTI
onwww.facebook.com/UTIor follow UTI on Twitter@UTITweet,@MMITweet,
About NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech)
NASCAR Technical Institute is one of 11 campuses operating under parent
companyUniversal 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
SOURCE Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
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