Students showcased automotive skills in a bid to make it to the state competition; event hosted by Universal Technical Institute-Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Feb. 11, 2019 – On Saturday, Feb. 2, more than 100 students from 20 schools in the region participated in a hands-on competition that tested their automotive, diesel and welding skills, as part of the SkillsUSA Region 6 Conference event taking place at the Universal Technical Institute – Rancho Cucamonga (UTI).
Local students work hard to correctly identify automotive technology parts.
Students were able to win medals and advance to the state competition, which will take place this upcoming April in Ontario, Calif. They also spoke with organizations at the event recruiting and educating them on careers within their trades.
A student makes important measurements and prepares for the welding skills competition.
UTI is the nation’s leading provider of automotive and diesel technician training. The Rancho Cucamonga campus hosts multiple youth-and-STEM/CTE focused events on campus each year.
Students tests their electrical technician knowledge.
Since 1967, SkillsUSA California has provided leadership training to students and instructors in the career and technical sectors. SkillsUSA encourages growth through participation in leadership and skill activities to enhance classroom learning.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:
With more than 200,000 graduates in its 53-year history, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. The company has built partnerships with industry leaders, outfits its state-of-the-industry facilities with current technology, and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs. Through its network of 13 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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1 Source: Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2016-2026), www.bls.gov. The projected number of annual job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth and net replacements.
Since 1967, SkillsUSA California has provided leadership training to students and instructors in the career and technical education sectors. Implementing the SkillsUSA Career Essentials instructional materials and assessments along with three levels of skill and leadership events, SkillsUSA encourages growth through participation in leadership and skill activities to enhance classroom learning. SkillsUSA California membership continues to grow and serve more student and professional members throughout our great State. SkillsUSA California is excited to celebrate our 52nd year of operation, and, as the LARGEST State Association in the Nation.