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When it comes to preparing for your future, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. In fact, it’s a good thing!
There are many important things to consider when choosing a trade school, such as cost, time commitment
and return on investment. Getting answers to your questions upfront should give you peace of mind and allow you to feel confident in your decision. It could also help ensure you are equipped with the tools you need to succeed.
Here at UTI, we receive a lot of the same questions on our social media channels. So, we figured what better way to answer them than to compile them all in one place? Keep reading to find answers to the top 21 questions we get asked on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
As always, if you have further questions that are not included in this list, feel free to reach out to us.
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UTI/MMI offers 12 campuses across the U.S. To learn more about each campus and its programs, visit our Locations page or navigate to the specific campus you’re interested in by choosing from
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If completing your training is going to require you to relocate, UTI is here to help. Our students travel from all around the country to train at our campuses, which is why we offer a variety of resources to help make relocation manageable.
Tuition varies based on the program you choose. To learn more, visit the Tuition page on the UTI website, where you can utilize our free
UTI students may be able to use a combination of financial aid types such as grants, scholarships and student loans to help pay for their education.10
If you have questions about financial aid—whether it’s completing your FAFSA or navigating student loans—we’re here to help. Visit our Financial Aid page for
Scholarships and grants are a great way to help lower the cost of your
education. UTI will make more than $15 million in sponsored scholarships and grants available to students in 2020!
On our website, you can browse a variety of scholarships from organizations
such as the TechForce Foundation and
SkillsUSA. If you need help applying, be sure to check out our how-to guide and
scholarship tips to make the most your search.
Choosing a school is a very important decision, and it’s important to do your research before making your choice. Aside from cost, there are many other factors to consider when selecting a school, such as:
UTI strives to take all of these things into account to provide a quality education for students. School is a significant financial investment for many, so it’s important to ensure your training can put you on the path toward long-term success.
Yes! Veterans can use their education benefits to attend UTI. Our Financial Aid Representatives are well-versed to help you navigate your VA benefits while in school. Most of our Military Admissions Representatives are U.S. veterans themselves.
UTI also offers a Salute to Service scholarship, which gives military veterans a 10% tuition reduction.22 To learn more about VA funding and the resources UTI makes available to veterans, visit the
Military & Veterans Services page on our website.
A high school diploma or GED is required to attend UTI.23 To learn more about admissions requirements such as how old students must be to apply, visit the Admissions Requirements page on our website.
If you’re an international student looking to attend UTI, there are a few key details to know. Visit the admissions requirements for international students page
on our website to find information you need.
Each one of UTI’s programs differs in length. Most of our core programs can be completed in less than a year:
UTI’s Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training programs also differ in the length of time they take to complete. To learn more about each program, visit our specialized Training page.
UTI students are typically in class 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday. This allows students to work part-time while they complete their training.
When it comes to class schedules, each campus and program differs slightly. Many students choose between morning or afternoon classes, and some campuses offer an evening option. To learn more, head to our Contact Us page, where you can reach out directly to the campus you’re interested in.
The majority of students’ work is completed during class time. Some studying and outside work is required but the amount depends on your program. You can always get in touch with one of our Admissions Representatives,
who will be happy to answer any questions related to classwork for a specific program.
UTI has relationships with various student housing companies that can help our students find living arrangements close to campus. If completing your training is going to require you to relocate, the team can help. We want you to feel right at home
so you can focus on your training!
Living close to campus is not only convenient but it’s a great way to build community. Securing housing through UTI can be a great way to meet other students who are completing their training just like you.
The housing process works differently at each of our campuses. Visit our Housing Assistance page to
find more detailed information about the options available to you.
On average, UTI students are in class around 5 hours per day. This makes it possible for students to work part-time to offset the cost of living expenses.
If you have questions related to the cost of living, class schedules or how to find part-time work in the area, contact someone from our team.
We’re happy to assist you!
Breaking into the racing or motorsports industry is a great goal to have, and many of our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in those fields.24
UTI cannot guarantee placement in racing or any specific industry. However, if you focus on your grades, attendance, attitude and making connections, your chances will increase. Keep in mind that some race team technicians start off in traditional
careers, such as in a shop or dealership, to gain skill and experience before breaking into motorsports.
Dustin Desautell is a great example of a NASCAR Tech grad who used his education to build a career in racing. Check out his story below:
As with most careers, technician wages depend on many factors, including location, industry, employer and, most importantly, the skill level and experience of the technician. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regularly publishes data on the
average salaries of technicians in different fields. Visit its website for more detailed information.
Additionally, checking local job boards for technician openings is a great way to get an idea of what employers in your area are offering new and experienced techs.
In this industry, it’s important to be continuously learning and brushing up on your skills. This is why UTI offers graduates the opportunity to retake classes at no charge!39 To learn more,
contact your Admissions Representative or
view our course catalogs.
Some technicians start out sweeping floors and work their way up while others prefer to attend a tech school and
use their education as a foundation for building their career.
Success all comes down to the individual, their circumstances and their goals. Attending a training program, such as the programs offered at UTI,
has the potential to allow you to advance in the workplace quicker as you will require less on-the-job training. Additionally, UTI’s on-campus job fairs and manufacturer-specific programs can allow you to gain specialized training and get your foot in the door with today’s top employers.
Whether you attend school or not, most technicians will tell you that hard work and a positive attitude are key to achieving success as quickly as possible.
While becoming a technician isn’t for everyone, this hands-on career path is ideal for those who make the choice!
One of the benefits of a technical education is that even if some graduates decide to pursue another line of work, they still have a valuable skill set that will serve them for life. Side jobs and working on personal vehicles are two examples of this.
The job of a technician looks drastically different than it has in years past. Today’s technicians work with modern technology and rely on computer skills to do well in their careers. To learn more, check out our blogs on the top skills employers look for in technicians and the
demand for auto technicians.
UTI’s programs are designed to provide you with the fundamental, in-demand skills that can help you build a successful career as a technician. Additionally, UTI is focused on professional development and ensuring students understand what it
takes to succeed in the workplace. This is why students are graded on attendance and expected to wear the appropriate attire when coming to class.
UTI’s Employment Assistance team provides students
with a variety of resources as they meet with employers and interview for jobs. These include résumé templates, interview tips and more.
Most grads report that when it comes to attending UTI, you get out of it what you put into it. If you have a passion for this industry and put in the hard work it requires, there’s no telling where you can go!
UTI’s reputation is built on the quality of our teaching, our industry relationships and the success our graduates report experiencing in the field. To learn more, visit our website and
request information to get in touch with one of our Admissions Representatives today.
We asked ten successful technicians what advice they would give to people who are just starting out in their careers, or are considering going to a technical school.
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Sean Callahan is an Automotive Instructor at UTI Norwood (Massachusetts). We asked him what advice he would give to his younger self. Yes, he talks about hard work and dedication but the story is deeper.
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1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, and to review the applicable Gainful Employment disclosure, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
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 and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
12) Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2016-2026), www.bls.gov, viewed October 24, 2017. The projected number of annual job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth and net replacements.
15) Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI’s Custom Training Group on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation.
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