$15 million in grants & scholarships available this year for those who qualify10


Five Ways to Discover Your Trade at Our National Open House

Mar 8, 2023 ·

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When determining the right career path to pursue, it can be hard to know where to start.

Luckily, we have an answer: Attend our National Open House! You’re invited to join Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and its family of schools on April 19 to discover your trade and see how you can get training on some of the world’s most recognizable brands.1 As an official training partner for top brands worldwide, UTI is the place to learn about exciting opportunities in the trades and discover the program that may be right for you.

Many different industries rely on the experience that skilled trade workers can bring, and there’s a real demand, with total technician employment expected to exceed 1.7 million by 2031.38 The question is: Which program will you decide to train in?

With hands-on demonstrations, campus tours and more, there will be several ways to discover your trade at our National Open House. Keep reading to learn why you won’t want to miss out!

1. Uncover the Reasons Why Our Grads Are Preferred by Some of the Nation’s Leading Brands

In addition to hearing about our core training programs, attending our National Open House can provide a chance to hear about UTI’s Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) programs. These specialized programs offer training on brands like BMW, Porsche, Ford, Cummins, Peterbilt, Harley-Davidson and more.15

UTI has relationships with manufacturers of more than 35 leading brands. Many of these manufacturers have helped develop coursework and curriculum for our MSAT programs, which has contributed to building our reputation.

At our National Open House, you’ll get the chance to learn more about these manufacturer-specific programs, which can help you get additional specialized training with brands you’re passionate about!

2. Tour Our Facilities to See Equipment That Mirrors the Industry

When deciding to further your schooling, you’ll probably want to know what the environment will be like. Being able to step foot in the classrooms and labs where you’d be spending a lot of your time can be extremely helpful in determining whether that school is the right choice for you!

During our National Open House, you’ll get a taste of what campus life would be like as a student. Plus, you’ll get the chance to join in on live, interactive demos. These will allow you to see and experience our state-of-the-industry tools and equipment up close and personal, from dynamometers to virtual welding. It’s a great way to get a feel for a day in the lab!

3. Meet Our Experienced Instructors

Maybe you know you learn best in a hands-on environment and the thought of pursuing a career in the skilled trades interests you, but you’re not quite sure which avenue you want to go down.

Our National Open House will provide the opportunity to hear directly from instructors about the training programs offered through UTI and its family of schools. These include  Automotive TechnologyDiesel TechnologyWeldingAviationHVACRRobotics & Automation and more.

Instructors will talk about what students learn throughout the programs and what topics are covered in program courses. Being present will allow you to get questions you have about a particular program or subject answered in person. You’ll also get to hear from instructors about their own experiences and backgrounds!

4. Experience Exciting Hands-On Demos

When we say hands-on, we mean it! Not only in our labs, but also at our National Open House, as you’ll have the chance to participate in live demos including dynos, virtual welding and more. Have fun seeing what a day in the life of a student looks like as you participate in the demo of your choice.

You’ll get to check out different programs hands-on to help you find one that fits your passion.

5. See How We’re Making $15 Million+ in Scholarships & Grants Available to Those Who Qualify in 2023

As you discover your trade, we know an important factor to enrolling in a training program is how to pay for it. When you attend our National Open House, you’ll get to speak with financial aid representatives who can fill you in on the different options that might be available, which can include10:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Student Loans

While there, you’ll also get the chance to learn about our advanced training programs and tuition reimbursement incentive programs that may be available.14

Beyond that, our Support Services team can also help with things like housing assistance, disability services, military and veterans services and more.

Take the First Step: RSVP Today!

Our National Open House is a great opportunity to tour a UTI, MIAT, MMI or NASCAR Tech campus and get answers to questions about our training programs. There are exciting opportunities in the trades, and we are excited to help you find the training program that might be right for you!

Interested in attending? Be sure to RSVP here so you’re ready when April 19 rolls around!

If you have any additional questions, you can request more information here.

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1) The Universal Technical Institute family of schools are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit

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.

14) Incentive programs and employee eligibility are at the discretion of the employer and available at select locations. Special conditions may apply. Talk to potential employers to learn more about the programs available in your area. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

15) Manufacturer-paid advanced training programs are conducted by UTI on behalf of manufacturers who determine acceptance criteria and conditions. These programs are not part of UTI’s accreditation. Programs available at select locations.

38) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment in each of the following occupations by 2031 will be: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 743,800; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, 434,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 305,800; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 156,800; and Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators, 147,600. See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2021 and projected 2031, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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