PHOENIX — Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has renewed its licensing agreement with NASCAR, and will continue the branded operation of UTI’s NASCAR Technical Institute through 2017. Located in Mooresville, NC, the NASCAR Technical Institute provides training in automotive technology and offers specific courses in NASCAR technologies in a NASCAR focused environment. UTI has operated the NASCAR Technical Institute since 2002.
The agreement allows UTI to continue to use the widely recognized NASCAR trade name in connection with UTI’s operation and branding of the NASCAR Technical Institute. The agreement also allows UTI to offer NASCAR branded scholarships to certain qualified students attending the NASCAR Technical Institute.
Kim McWaters, chief executive officer, commented, "We are pleased to announce the continuation of this successful relationship which benefits both NASCAR and UTI students. Since its inception, the NASCAR Technical Institute has provided a pool of entry-level technicians for NASCAR teams as well as fulfilled its primary purpose of providing quality technicians to the automotive industry. Where better can a prospective student desiring to become a first-class technician learn automotive technology than at an institution directly associated with NASCAR?"
In addition to Automotive and NASCAR Technology, the NASCAR Technical Institute offers the following elective programs: Ford FACT, Nissan NATT and NASCAR Pit Crew. Graduates of the NASCAR Technical Institute may also qualify to participate in one of UTI’s post graduate programs including Audi Academy, BMW STEP, MBUSA Elite, Porsche PTAP, Volkswagen VATRP and Volvo SAFE.