Ignite Program: High School Juniors Can Learn—at No Charge

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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:

  • Vehicle design, manufacturing, physics and safety
  • How diesel and gasoline engines work
  • Fundamental repair, maintenance and diagnostics techniques
  • Computer control systems and management

High School Student at UTI IGNITE Summer Program

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!

Who Can Attend the Ignite Program?

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.

When Is the Ignite Program?

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.

Why Should Students Attend the Ignite Program?

Learning Automotive Repair at High School Summer Program

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.

How Does the Ignite Program Help High School Students?

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.

Apply for the Ignite Program Now

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. 

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