June 12, 2013—Nissan recently donated $150,000 to the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation.
Through its donations, the company established the Nissan Automotive Technical Training (NATT) scholarship, which to date has provided $5,000 scholarships to more than 100 students to cover tuition costs for the nine-week NATT program.
This year’s donation brings Nissan’s total donations to the UTI Foundation to $800,000.
The NATT scholarship program is available at UTI's NASCAR Tech, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Orlando and Sacramento campuses. To qualify for the scholarship, students are required to submit a recommnedation from a Nissan or Inifiniti dealer with their application, and commit to a term of employment at a Nissan or Infiniti dealership after graduation.
"Nissan and its dealers continue to increase our vehicle sales and our rate of service retention for first year, in-warranty and out-of-warranty metrics," said John Spoon, vice president of Nissan's parts and service division. "In the midst of this strong growth, we are aggressively pursuing a recruitment strategy to increase the number of trained service technicians. The Nissan Automotive Technician Training program at Universal Technical Institute is critical to our dealers filling this business need."