MEDIA RELATIONS: CBS 2 LOS ANGELES, Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute Opens In Long Beach

By Stephanie Simmons, CBS 2 Los Angeles

Long Beach just welcomed a new resident: the Universal Technical Institute.

“It means opportunity for a future coming up,” said Nickalas Stafford, a student.

In two years or less, he and other students will be able to hone their technical skills with a chance of becoming hired after graduationCMteuz2WwAAtfdi

“You have to have a promising career and a lot of things are lucrative in this business,” he said.

Prior to its Long Beach opening, the closet UTI location was in Rancho Cucamonga.

“One of the two main reasons that we brought the campus to the Long Beach area was because the employers in this area were under-served from a graduate-availability standpoint or a technician-hiring standpoint and also we had a lot of demand from prospective students here,” Larry Hohl, the UTI campus president, said.

The new, 142,000-square-foot facility is a mechanic’s dream, offering state-of-the-art auto, diesel, and collision repair labs.

Students will also have access to state-of-the-industry spray booths, allowing them to work on two cars at once.

The demand for car experts is on the rise.

In fact, the state Employment Development Department estimates technician jobs will increase 15 percent by 2022.

To watch the full segment on CBS 2 Los Angeles, click here.

MEDIA RELATIONS: KCAL 9 LOS ANGELES, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

ACTRESS TRICIA HELFER, ACTOR ROBERT PATRICK DISCUSS TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH PRO/CELEBRITY RACE

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity race participants, Tricia Helfer and Robert Patrick visited the KCAL 9 studio in Studio City to talk7481215_G about their experience in Long Beach’s biggest event of the year.

Heller was participating in her second Pro/Celebrity race, while Patrick was participating in his first.

This was the 39th running of the Pro/Celebrity race.

To watch the full episode click here to be directed to CBS Los Angeles.

MEDIA RELATIONS: GAYLE ANDERSON, KTLA 5 LOS ANGELES, Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

KTLA’s Gayle Anderson provided exceptional wall-to-wall coverage of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race.promo252689456

Gayle Anderson and KTLA’s coverage began on Press Practice Day in Long Beach, where the Pro/Celebrity drivers got their first opportunity to take to the streets of Long Beach after four days of training on the Streets of Willow near Palmdale, Calif.

Then Gayle provided daily coverage of race weekend beginning with Pro/Celebrity qualifying and ending with the actual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity race.

Seventy Seven Enterprises was able to secure several interviews with Gayle and KTLA including Pro/Celebrity drivers Antron Brown and Alfonso Ribiero, and IndyCar drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal.

To view Gayle’s coverage of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity race click here.