TechForce Announces New Roush Yates Engines’ Scholarships
Eight will be awarded to CNC students at UTI’s NASCAR Tech
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Nov. 15, 2017 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing and aiding aspiring vehicle technicians, is administering a scholarship program established by Roush Yates Engines to support students enrolled in the CNC (computerized numerical control) Machining Technology program at Universal Technical Institute’s (UTI’s) NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.
Of the eight $4,000 CNC Machining scholarships to be administered, four will be named after Roush Yates Engines’ co-founder Robert Yates, while the other four will be named after co-founder, Jack Roush. Awarding of the scholarships will start in the fourth quarter of this year with the remainder being awarded in 2018 and 2019.
“We are elated to administer these scholarships — first, for such an innovative company as Roush Yates Engines and second, for the specific need they address,” said TechForce CEO and Executive Director Jennifer Maher.
“Students will get the hands-on training a CNC machinist needs to create and engineer everything from aerospace parts and industrial applications to medical equipment and high-performance engine components.”
Doug Yates, president and CEO of Roush Yates Engines, pointed out the importance of the scholarships: “CNC machining is critical to the current and future success of Roush Yates Engines and manufacturing in the U.S. and beyond. By partnering with UTI we have created a platform for success in the CNC manufacturing industry.”
He continued, “The Roush Yates Engines’ scholarships support our belief in the next generation of CNC manufacturers. The future is bright and we are 100 percent dedicated to this dynamic industry.”
Mary Ann Mauldwin, Roush Yates Engines’ Chief Operating Officer, said, “The manufacturing industry has evolved, seeking highly skilled workers who have not been easy to identify nor hire, but are in great demand.”
To help solve that problem, she said, “We are committed to this partnership with UTI, which leverages each of our business’ strengths, because it provides the framework to ensure our industry has a pipeline of future CNC machining technicians with the skills and experience to fuel this growing segment of our business.”
“On behalf of UTI’s students, I want to thank the TechForce Foundation and Roush Yates Engines,” said Kim McWaters, president and CEO of UTI. “At UTI, we’re committed to student success, which is why we partnered with Roush Yates Engines to create the CNC Machining program. With these scholarships and the ongoing support of the Roush Yates Engines’ team, more students can access our training and the abundant career opportunities available for CNC machining technicians across multiple industries.” Mauldwin summed up the importance of collaboration for the benefit of the students, “We want to invest in our collective future together.”
CNC students at NASCAR Tech can apply for the scholarships at www.techforcefoundation.org.
About TechFroce Foundation
TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) with the mission to champion students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians in the transportation industry. The Foundation distributes more than $1.5 million in scholarships and grants annually, thanks to its generous corporate sponsors and donors, and is spearheading FutureTech Success™, the industry-wide initiative to help encourage and support more young people to pursue the vehicle technician profession. For more information, visit www.techforcefoundation.org.
About Roush Yates Engines
In 2003, Jack Roush and Robert Yates decided to partner with Ford Motor Company to join forces as the exclusive Ford Engine Builder for the NASCAR Series. These two legendary engine builders, led by President & CEO Doug Yates turned the partnership into an immediate success with winning the 2004 NASCAR Cup Championship and forever changing the face of modern day racing. Since the first engine hit the race track back in 2004 Roush Yates Engines in partnership with Ford Performance has won over 300 races in current participating motorsports series.
Roush Yates Engines is a leading edge engine development company, with three state-of- the-art facilities based in Mooresville, NC; which include Roush Yates Engines, Roush Yates Performance Engines Group focused on road racing and Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a world class manufacturing center and ISO 9001 / AS9100 certified.
The company’s core business includes designing, building and testing purpose built race engines. A dedicated team of engineers, technicians and fabricators work together to build the most powerful and reliable engines in racing. Roush Yates Engines provides the power to an international market place that spans nine countries and three continents.
One key component is, Roush Yates Manufacturing Solutions, a 35,000 square foot facility which includes 40 top-of- the-line CNC manufacturing machines from; 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC milling equipment, multi-axis mill turning equipment, robotic pallet pull system machining center and a premier Quality Assurance department that holds an impeccable standard for achieving the highest level of quality for customers in the automotive, aerospace, military and industrial sectors. For more information, visit www.roushyates.com.
About Universal Technical Institute
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 200,000 graduates in its 52-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs at 12 campus locations across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated centers. Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education 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). For more information, visit uti.edu.
For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Maher, Executive Director