WEST ORANGE, N.J., April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Technical Institute (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized automotive training, will send Tyler Crist, a student from the Denver, CO campus, to this weekend's Verizon IndyCar Series event in Long Beach, CA. Crist will participate as a member of the race team; he is the first of six students to be chosen this season as Lincoln Tech and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports mark the beginning of a sponsorship giving students an up-close look at what it takes to succeed on an IndyCar pit crew.
Last month Lincoln Tech announced its sponsorship of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda, driven by James Hinchcliffe. As an associate sponsor, Lincoln Tech will also choose exceptional students to participate in the race team's groundbreaking Mentor Program. For each of the six participating races, a student training for an automotive technology career will be chosen to work as a team member during the race weekend, with full pit and garage access. Students and selected Lincoln Tech instructors will also have the opportunity to meet Hinchcliffe and team co-owner Sam Schmidt personally.
"Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to allow some of our students to become completely immersed in the experience of an IndyCar race," says Scott Shaw, Lincoln Tech's CEO and President. "We've been very selective in our decision to sponsor racing teams over the years, and our relationship with Sam Schmidt was a key factor in coming to this sponsorship agreement. Sam and James are ideal role models for Lincoln Tech students looking to begin hands-on auto careers."
Lincoln Tech provides training for technicians at BraunAbility, a company dedicated to empowering physically disabled persons by customizing vans and SUVs for wheelchair mobility. Schmidt currently serves on BraunAbility's leadership team.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 28 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institute in Connecticut.
About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With a storied history in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with over 70 wins, over 70 pole positions and seven championship wins, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in IndyCar with five wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and four poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings. For more information, please visit spmindycar.com.
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