UNOH and Monster Jam Join Forces

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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UNOH Graduates and Monster Jam Employees stand with UNOH President, Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis

ELLENTON, Fla. (January 22, 2019) – Feld Entertainment and Monster Jam®, today announced a partnership with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) and their College of Applied Technologies. UNOH, located in Lima, Ohio is the leader in automotive, diesel, and high-performance industries and has been educating students since 1920 in 50 accredited degree programs.

In 2019, UNOH will become an official sponsor of Monster Jam University – Monster Jam University powered by UNOH.  Monster Jam University is a one-of-a-kind facility in Illinois that allows drivers and technicians to learn the necessary skills needed to create jaw-dropping excitement for fans in stadiums and arenas around the world. 

UNOH offers students who aspire to have a career in professional motorsports, including Monster Jam, a way to realize their dreams.  Beginning in 2019, one UNOH student, based on an application process, will have the direct opportunity to take the skills they have learned at UNOH and apply them in the real world by getting a chance to have a driver audition training experience at Monster Jam University. Under training from the watchful eye of 11-time Monster Jam World Champion Tom Meents and a staff of highly-experienced Monster Jam drivers and technicians, the lucky student who attends the training session will gain the tools needed to advance to the next level within Monster Jam.  

UNOH is a path to consider for those who strive to be a part of Monster Jam, who currently employs nine UNOH graduates. This partnership will also award 20 scholarships to students who dream of turning their motorsports passions into a career by attending UNOH. Incoming students who have graduated High School in the class of 2019 or prior, or completed a GED in 2019 or prior are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships.  Get more information at www.unoh.edu/monsterjam.  

 “I have no one else to thank but UNOH and their determination and drive to get students like me to pursue my dream to work for Monster Jam,” said Austin Spence, 2016 UNOH Grad and Monster Jam Fleet Technician. “I wake up every morning and I’m excited to go to work. I have pictures of when I was a kid with a Grave Digger toy and now I get to travel the world and work on Grave Digger. From High Performance Drive Lines to Custom Engine Building, I couldn’t have asked for a better program at UNOH.”

 “The University of Northwestern Ohio is excited about this new partnership with Monster Jam,” said Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, President of UNOH. “Fans of Monster Jam are passionate about motorsports and so are our students!  This partnership will allow fans who are wanting to turn their passion for high performance motorsports into a career at Monster Jam or other organization within the motorsports industry by learning about the world class educational opportunities available at UNOH.”

Monster Jam footage can be downloaded here.

About Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour (coming Fall 2019). Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

About Monster Jam

Monster Jam® features world-class male and female athletes competing in the same events for the same championships on the same perfectly engineered dirt tracks that push these ever-evolving, state-of-the-art trucks to the limit. Beyond live events, the Monster Jam brand extends off the track into the home through products, content and merchandise that keeps the fun alive year-round. For more information, visit MonsterJam.com.

About The University of Northwestern Ohio

The University of Northwestern Ohio is an entrepreneurial, not-for-profit, university founded in 1920.  There are five colleges within the university: College of Applied Technologies, College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Occupational Professions, and the Graduate College.  The University is known worldwide as a leader in the Automotive, Diesel, and High Performance industries, but also offers degree programs in Business, Health, Marketing, Information Technology, Robotics, and many other fields of study.  UNOH is a co-ed campus and has taught students from all 50 states and 61 countries, and currently has nearly 4000 students enrolled from 40 states and 49 countries.  At UNOH there is no out-of-state tuition.  The University of Northwestern Ohio also offers a variety of collegiate athletics including Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Bowling, and Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Baseball, Women’s Softball, and six Co-Ed Motorsports teams.   For more information, visit www.unoh.edu

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Category: Applied Technologies, Campus & Community

Keywords: Monster Jam, UNOH, High Performance Motorsports

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Last updated: 01/22/2019