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Nearly 300 North Texas high school students came face-to-face with GraveDigger®, one of America’s most famous monster trucks, during Universal Technical Institute-Dallas/Fort Worth Annual Monster Jam Open House.

Students from area schools like Burleson High School, Ford High School in Quinlan, Glen Rose High School and the Irving campus of Winfree Academy Charter Schools had the opportunity to hear GraveDigger® driver Dennis Anderson speak, compete in skills competitions like tire changing, talk to current Universal Technical Institute students, instructors and staff and take a S.T.E.M. tour, where they learned how science, technology, engineering and math are applied in the auto, diesel and manufacturing industries.

“Monster Jam Open House is a great event for area high school students to learn more about Universal Technical Institute and the many career opportunities available to our graduates,” said Jesus Miranda, Universal Technical Institute Dallas/Fort Worth Campus President. “Our students go on to rewarding careers in the automotive and diesel industries...some of them even spend their days working on 12-feet-tall, 10,000-pound monster trucks like GraveDigger®.”

The free community event also featured food, music, prizes and signed autographs by world-famous monster truck driver Dennis Anderson.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
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 170,000 graduates in its 48-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training 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).

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