ANN ARBOR, MI Affinia has announced it will award $36,000 in scholarships to students at Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), a nationwide provider of technical training for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians.
Eighteen tuition scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, will be awarded to students attending one of the company’s automotive or diesel campuses in Mooresville, NC; Phoenix; Sacramento; Orlando; Houston; Glendale Heights, IL; Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Exton, PA; and Norwood, MA.
“There is a growing need in the United States for well-trained automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians,” said Jeff Stauffer, senior vice president of global group marketing, Affinia. “UTI and NTI are leaders in this field, and we are pleased to offer our support to students who have expressed a commitment to excel in this industry.”
Affinia is one of the largest aftermarket supporters of UTI and NTI, lending financial and product support for various teaching programs. Affinia provides products and technical expertise for its industry-leading brands, including WIX filters, Raybestos brand brakes and Spicer chassis components.
“Support from an industry leader like Affinia is vital to the success of our programs, ensuring that our students have access to the latest technology and to experts in vehicle systems,” said Kimberly McWaters, president and CEO of UTI. “This new scholarship program offers support to our students beyond the classroom because we know that everyone needs a little help when pursuing their dreams.”