Steven Coyle is the National Director of Counselor and Academic Relations with Universal Technical Institute. He has been in education for over 40 years in both public and private education. He holds two Master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He has served as a teacher, coach, Administrator and a Director of Admissions.
Dr. Coyle is an advocate for STEM and Career/Technical Education. He has spoken at 43 different State Conferences and Conventions. He was a Keynote speaker at the National FFA Convention this. He is a member of the National Workforce Board in Washington, DC and is involved with the STEM Ed Coalition also in Washington, DC. He is a board member of the National Coalition for Career Development. He works closely with SkillsUSA, the Association for Career and Technical Education, the American School Counselor Association and other educational groups. He serves as a liaison between Universal Technical Institute and Home School Associations in several states. His most recent endeavor was serving on the STEM Committee in Alabama to help them establish a STEM Education program for the state under the direction of Governor Kay Ivey. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Industrial Vocational Association and the Imagine America Foundation which is a great scholarship resource for students.
Dr. Coyle’s message is that college isn’t for everyone. While some students are headed in that direction, some students want other career pathways. Parents need to understand that 70% of the careers available today do not require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Employers are looking for skills and Competency-based Credentials. Many students today are looking for other avenues to attain success and they can with the proper training.