More than 160 prospective students and family members test-drive skilled trades careers


As the need for skilled workers continues to grow both nationwide and in North Carolina, local high school students and employers came together Thursday night to explore the growing opportunities for transportation technicians. The event was one of 13 career expos held at Universal Technical Institute campuses across the country. “We are always hiring qualified technicians, and NASCAR Tech is a great place to find good techs,” said Lisa Whitney, corporate ambassador of G&W Equipment, Inc. “We participated in this open house because we want students to know that G&W Equipment is an option for them, and UTI offers the training programs that can lead to rewarding careers with employers like us.”
G&W Equipment, Inc. was just one of eight local companies – including Sonic Automotive, AAA Carolinas, Crown Automotive, Penske Automotive, Ryder Truck Rentals, Asbury Automotive Group, and Crown Lift at the event.
Guests saw live demonstrations of engine power dyno runs and CNC Machining, the vehicles and technology students work on during their training, and they had the opportunity to meet with instructors. At NASCAR Tech, students can study Automotive Technology and CNC Machining, and take advanced courses in NASCAR Technology and Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training including Ford FACT, Mopar TEC, and Nissan NATT. Students can complete their training and be ready to work in as little as nine-to-13 months.

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