CHARLOTTE, N.C.-To help boost the number of professional technicians entering the work force, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Inc. have begun construction of a technical training school.
The $12 million, 140,000-sq.-ft school in Mooresville, N.C., is an extension of NASCAR's Officially Licensed Automotive Aftermarket Program, and will be operated by UTI, a leader in automotive technology training. Completion of the campus is expected in spring 2002, with the first classes for the 57-week course beginning in the summer.
To involve the racing community, top NASCAR Winston Cup Series crew chiefs will assist with the development of NASCAR Tech coursework, which will focus on entry-level automotive technology such as performance engines, electrical systems, drive trains, chassis and body fabrication. A collision repair program will be added in a later phase.