MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 17, 2016
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, in partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC, began offering its Mopar Technical Education Curriculum (Mopar TEC) advanced training program at its NASCAR Technical Institute campus.
The 12-week Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training program, offered exclusively at NASCAR Technical Institute, provides students with the training and skills needed to secure careers in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) dealership network. The curriculum provides students with classroom education as well as hands-on laboratory experience using the same tools and technologies used in FCA dealerships, including the Chrysler 300, Fiat 500 and Dodge Dart.
"By adding the Mopar Tech advanced training program to our campus curriculum, we are continuing to provide our students with the best industry-leading training and educational opportunities," said Jennifer Bergeron, NASCAR Technical Institute Campus President. "Through working with the latest-and-greatest technologies in our Mopar Tech lab, we will provide our students with the skills needed to succeed in the competitive FCA dealership network."
Over the course of the three-month Mopar TEC program, students learn how to maintain, diagnose and repair Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram Trucks as well as learn Mopar service procedures and how to troubleshoot problems using the latest technologies, including analyzers, handheld scanners and additional diagnostic equipment.
"The demand for skilled FCA technicians in our region has never been greater," said Jack Salzman, Owner of Lake Norman Chrysler. "We are proud to partner with Universal Technical Institute to launch the Mopar Tech program and develop the future generation of skilled FCA technicians who will be able to meet the needs of our dealership for many years to come."
The Mopar TEC curriculum was developed in partnership with the FCA Performance Institute. Applications for future class enrollment are currently being accepted.
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 51-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 Technical Institute, the exclusive educational partner of NASCAR, is one of 12 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. 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.
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SOURCE Universal Technical Institute, Inc.