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Automotive Education News – February 25th, 2016

State legislators compete in automotive skills challenge

As part of Career Technical Education Day at the Arizona Capitol, Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) pitted members of the state House and Senate in an automotive skills challenge to showcase the hands-on skills needed by transportation technicians.

In Arizona, 52 percent of all job openings since 2010 have been in the middle-skills category, which requires more education than a high-school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree, according to the National Middle Skills Coalition. Yet the market lacks qualified professional technical service workers to fill these vacancies.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – February 25th, 2016