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Coming in at 6 feet, 8 inches tall and 335 pounds, Strongman champion Adam Scherr is quite the force. But behind his massive following and championship record, you’ll find a story of hard work that was born in the auto shop.
Adam’s early years aren’t unlike those of the students at Universal Technical Institute. He’s a firm believer in the trades, which is why he’s teamed up with us and is heading back to school!
As a kid, Adam was bullied and had learning disabilities. In his teen years, he discovered a passion for working on cars. College wasn’t for him, so he decided to pursue a decade-plus career as an auto technician, working hands-on in the shop.
Being able to fix anything that came through those shop doors inspired Adam to grow his physical strength and move into pro wrestling. He trained for and won the 2011 NAS Amateur Strongman Championships in 2011 and the Arnold Amateur World Strongman Championship
One thing led to the next, and Adam eventually became known in the WWE® as Superstar Braun Strowman! While he trained for his competitions, he stayed true to his first passion and worked at his local tire shop in North Carolina.
To this day, Adam continues to be an advocate for the skilled trades and the exciting career paths they offer.1
“I’m a firm believer that if you believe in yourself, the rest of the world will believe in you. If you do what you love for a living, you never work a day in your life.” — Adam Scherr
*Certain programs coming soon to UTI pending regulatory approvals.
— Holden Grose, Welding Grad, Lakewood Pipe & Steel
— Colin Sauter, Auto Grad, Ray Catena Auto Group
We team up with the industry to equip our labs with current vehicles and equipment … which means students train on what they would see in the field.
UTI instructors have a valuable real-world perspective they bring to their teaching, helping to prepare students for careers.
Dealerships, distributors and manufacturers nationwide tell us the skills they need, and we use this info to help create our training programs. Plus, our students get access to a network of companies who have hired our grads.
Ready to learn a trade like Adam? Take the first step and schedule a campus tour, so you can see where the magic happens!
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6) UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
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