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MIAT College of Technology Celebrates “Instructor of the Year” for Teacher Appreciation Month
Holly Arnold recognized for student success rates, campus contributions
Alanna Vitucci,, 480-710-6843

CANTON, Mich. (May 26, 2023) – Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a leading workforce solutions provider of transportation and skilled trades education programs, is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Month by giving Holly Arnold the honor of being named “Instructor of the Year” for 2023. Arnold has taught robotics and automation, and aviation maintenance courses at MIAT for the past 8 years, and said she is proud to be recognized by her colleagues, all of whom bring decades of industry experience and expertise to their classrooms.

Consideration for “Instructor of the Year” includes results of the Education Satisfaction Index and Course Completion Rates. The instructor’s overall contribution to the campus, through peer mentoring and departmental support, is also considered in the selection process.

“Holly has consistently gone above and beyond to support her department, the MIAT faculty in all programs, and the students and graduates of MIAT,” said Jennifer Paugh, Campus President at MIAT College of Technology. “Holly regularly volunteers for new tasks and is a resource to many of the students and faculty regardless of their program, and has mentored a significant portion of MIAT’s instructors. She is a hard worker who always strives to improve her program and our school as a whole.  She was voted by majority vote of all instructors for this recognition.”

Arnold joined MIAT as a lab assistant in 2011, and later became an instructor in 2015. In 2022, MIAT named Arnold the Program Director for Robotics and Automation Technology and continues to teach classes.

“I’m honored to be named “Instructor of the Year,” but want to take this opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication put in by all of my colleagues,” said Arnold. “The majority of us came to UTI after many years in the industry, with the goal of passing our knowledge and expertise on to our students. We work to educate, motivate and inspire them every day in order to set them up for a rewarding, lifelong career when they graduate.”

The “Instructor of the Year” winner at all 16 UTI and MIAT campuses nationwide was announced at their respective campus on May 5. UTI industry partner Snap-On is also helping to recognize them by sponsoring a feature wall at each campus that includes a photo of the “Instructor of the Year.”

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) (the “Company”) was founded in 1965 and is a leading workforce solutions provider of transportation, skilled trades and healthcare education programs, whose mission is to serve students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers across a number of highly-skilled fields. The Company is comprised of two divisions: Universal Technical Institute (“UTI”) and Concorde Career Colleges (“Concorde”). UTI operates 16 campuses located in 9 states and offers a wide range of transportation and skilled trades technical training programs under brands such as UTI, MIAT College of Technology, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute and NASCAR Technical Institute. Concorde operates across 17 campuses in 8 states, offering programs in the Allied Health, Dental, Nursing, Patient Care and Diagnostic fields. For more information, visit or, or visit us on LinkedIn at @UniversalTechnicalInstitute and @Concorde Career Colleges or on Twitter @news_UTI or @ConcordeCareer.