MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Universal Technical Institute's NASCAR Technical Institute campus welcomed the inaugural class of its Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Technology Program.
The program is aligned with NASCAR Technical Institute's expertise in training technicians for careers in the racing industry, and allows the campus to grow its student population and expand its educational offerings. During the 12-course, 36-week program, developed in partnership with industry leader Roush Yates Engines, students will receive exclusive hands-on training while working on technologies in the campus's state-of-the-industry CNC lab.
"We are constantly looking for ways to further the hands-on training and educational opportunities we are able to offer our students," said Jennifer Bergeron, Campus President at NASCAR Technical Institute. "The addition of the CNC Machining Technology Program will provide students with the skills to help fill the strong demand for CNC technicians in multiple industries, not just in this region, but nationwide."
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of computer-controlled machine tool operators in the United States is projected to grow 17.5 percent from 2014 to 2024. In Mooresville, there is strong demand for CNC technicians in the region's leading industries, including racing, aviation and motorsports. The CNC Machining Technology Program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to produce a wide range of precision parts, including high-performance engines, industrial applications and medical equipment, so they are trained for a career in a variety of industries following graduation.
"As we continue to focus on innovation and performance improvement in the motorsports industry, CNC technicians play a vital role in our success," said Doug Yates, CEO, Roush Yates Engines. "We look forward to a continued partnership with Universal Technical Institute and to hiring graduates from the new CNC Machining Technology program."
The program's curriculum is aligned with standards established by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). For more information on the program, please visit: https://www.uti.edu/programs/cnc-machining.
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 200,000 graduates in its 52-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 12 campus locations 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).
About NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech)
NASCAR Tech is the only school of its kind that combines automotive training and a NASCAR-approved technologies curriculum into one program. 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 racing industries. Follow NASCAR Tech on Twitter at @NASCARTechUTI.
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