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Are you a high school junior or know one? Next summer, get more out of your time off before starting your senior year by learning what it takes to become a technician.
The Ignite program at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a three-week program open to students entering their senior year of high school. They learn subjects in automotive, diesel, motorcycle and collision repair technology from UTI instructors. Students also can earn credits that count toward their postsecondary education if they decide to enter that same program at UTI or Motorcycle Mechanics Institute after finishing high school.
In the Ignite program, students are taught topics like:
The courses are based on the same curriculum offered in programs that full-time UTI and MMI students take. Ignite program students also get information on career opportunities in the technician industry.
Now's the perfect time for you or a high school junior you care about to learn valuable skills that can help them now and in the future. Click here to find contact information for the school that interests you or a student you know. We will offer the program at all of our campuses across the country in 2019!
The Ignite program is open to any high school junior who lives within 50 miles of a UTI campus and fulfills admissions requirements. No prior experience working on autos, diesels or motorcycles is required. Give the campus nearest to where you live a
call for more information.
Each of UTI's campuses will offer one or two three-week programs in summer 2019. Dates vary depending on the campus, so contact the campus to learn those dates and reserve a spot.
First, it's fun! Students get to work on cool vehicles and equipment, interact with industry professionals, and make new friends with similar interests in the automotive, diesel and motorcycle worlds.
Also, technician positions are in high demand across the country. That’s why many dealerships and repair shops recruit directly from UTI and offer incentives such as tuition reimbursement to technicians they hire.
For high school juniors uncertain about what the next step will be after high school, the Ignite program is the perfect opportunity to learn more about work in this in-demand field.
The Ignite program teaches curriculum that strengthens students' science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. From chemistry to physics, the core principles of STEM are integrated throughout the Ignite program as students learn about technical
systems and mechanics. When you get to put those skills to work on slick machinery like cars, diesel engines and motorcycles, learning becomes enjoyable and exciting.
Ditch boring days on the couch or being stuck with nothing to do. Next summer, make your break a great one by getting hands-on automotive, diesel or motorcycle experience in the Ignite program. You might find a new passion that can turn into a fulfilling
career. If you already know you love working with your hands and are interested in auto mechanic training, motorcycles or the diesel industry, you have the opportunity to get a head start on your postsecondary education at no charge as you get that much closer to pursuing
your technician dreams.
Click here for registration details.
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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.
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.
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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