Roadtrip Nation

Changing Gears

Special | 55m 6s

Ride along for a supercharged adventure as Alexandra, Dylan, and Michael—aspiring auto technicians—discover the growing possibilities in the automotive tech field. As they speak to 3D car printers, 4x4 builders, Fast and the Furious effects specialists, and more, they learn that the grease monkey stereotype is outdated; being a technician means driving the future of human movement forward.

Aired: 11/05/17

Rating: NR

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Roadtrip Nation: Changing Gears is made possible by Universal Technical Institute. We're proud to support Changing Gears, which celebrates America’s hands-on heroes — the mechanical geniuses who literally keep our world moving. For over 50 years, Universal Technical Institute has provided education that helps technicians make the most of their talents, and today — in partnership with manufacturers and employers — we train them hands-on in the high-tech and high-demand skilled trades. Our goal is to have our students graduate ready to work as technicians in the transportation, welding and CNC machining fields. More information at UTI.edu Additional funding provided by Tech Force Foundation.