UTI beginning new tech scholarship program

News Jason Cannon April 23, 2013

Universal Technical Institute is launching the Industry’s Choice Scholarship program, which will be initially funded by UTI with $1 million.

The program was developed to help students get the training they need to start a career in an industry that is in demand for skilled technicians. With the addition of the Industry’s Choice Scholarship program, UTI awards more than $12 million in scholarships each year to support its students in achieving employment within a field they are passionate about.

“The Industry’s Choice Scholarship is one way that we can help students lower the cost of education,” said Kim McWaters, CEO of Universal Technical Institute. ”Not only will this program help more of our students achieve their dreams, but it will help our industry customers meet their growing needs for skilled workers.”

More than 30 of the world’s leading brands choose UTI to train their entry-level technicians and Wayne Kosko, regional training manager for Navistar International Corporation, says a recent surge in technician demand is a positive indicator that the transportation industry is in recovery.

“Diesel technicians keep America and the world running and the need for skilled entry-level technicians is at an all-time high,” Kosko says. “Our partnership with Universal Technical Institute to provide qualified technicians to fill the widening skills gap is an important factor to the success and growth of the industry.”

The Industry’s Choice Scholarship program is for eligible, enrolled students pursuing technician training with Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute, or NASCAR Technical Institute.

For more information on the Industry’s Choice Scholarship program, visit:  www.uti.edu/icscholarship.

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