Napa Auto Parts has become the preferred auto parts supplier for the Universal Technical Institute, which includes its Napa Autotech training program that will be available to faculty.
Napa will supply essential parts for hands-on labs, including brake kits, rotors, bulbs, bearing kits, wheel weights and more. The initial stage of the partnership will impact UTI, MMI and NTI-branded campuses and may be expanded to MIAT-branded campuses in the future.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand remains strong for skilled transportation technicians nationally, with the estimation there are approximately 110,000 total new openings each year for automotive, diesel, and collision repair technicians nationally through 2030, including net employment changes and net replacements. With this partnership, UTI and Napa aim to help meet this demand by providing access to the necessary supplies for on campus training and connections with Napa customers.