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The Top 5 Reasons to Attend Our National Open House

Apr 8, 2022 ·
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National Skilled Trades Day occurs on the first Wednesday in May. It’s celebrated as a day to raise awareness about the importance of workers in the skilled trades and to highlight the pursuit of different career opportunities.

Many different industries rely on the experience that skilled trade workers bring to their industries every single day, and there’s a real demand for those with the right background. In fact, total technician employment is expected to exceed 1.7 million by 2030.38

Universal Technical Institute and MIAT College of Technology are committed to helping prepare the next generation of technicians and skilled trade professionals to help fill these roles in the workforce. In fact, we’re hosting a National Open House on May 4, 2022 — National Skilled Trades Day —and opening the doors to all our campuses so you can explore the opportunities!

Keep reading to hear the top five reasons why you should attend our National Open House at a UTI or MIAT campus near you!

1. Experience Firsthand Views of Our Fun, Hands-on Learning Environment

When making the decision to further your schooling, you’d probably try to imagine what the environment would be like — but 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 life on a UTI or MIAT campus would be like. Plus, you’ll get 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 welders. It’s a great way to get a feel for what a day in the lab is like!

2. Get One-on-One Attention With Instructors Who Will Answer Your Questions

Maybe you know you work 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 MIAT. These include Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Welding, Aviation, HVACR, Robotics & Automation, and more.

Instructors will talk about what students learn throughout the programs, as well as 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 personal experiences and backgrounds!

3. Learn Why Leading Industry Brands Have Relationships With Our Schools

In addition to hearing about core training programs, attending our National Open House can provide a chance to hear about opportunities to take UTI’s Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) programs.

UTI has relationships with more than 35 leading brands in exciting industries like transportation and the skilled trades. Many of these brands have worked to help develop coursework and curriculum for our  MSAT programs. Some of these include BMW, Porsche, Ford, Cummins, Peterbilt, Harley-Davidson and many more.15

You’ll get the chance to learn more about these UTI programs, which can help you get additional specialized training working with brands you’re passionate about!

4. Engage in Networking Opportunities With Potential Employers at UTI

At our National Open House, not only will you get the chance to tour our campuses and learn about different training programs, but you’ll also get to network with employers present at the event.

UTI’s Career Services team works with national dealerships and employers across the country to help identify potential jobs for graduates.1 At UTI, there are many employers who provide potential hiring incentives to students, including through the Early Employment Program (EEP) and the Tuition Reimbursement & Incentives Program (TRIP).

The EEP allows UTI students the chance to combine their education with work experience to discover what a career in the industry can be like.36 Students are matched with employers in their area for consideration as part-time employees while they attend school. They may also become candidates for full-time positions when they graduate. All decisions are made by the prospective employer.

TRIP involves participating employers who offer incentives to qualifying UTI graduates who end up working for them, including student loan repayment assistance, tool purchase assistance and sign-on bonuses.14

Networking with these employers at our National Open House can help you see the potential opportunities in the industry and form connections before starting your UTI program.

5. Find Out About Financial Aid and Support Services

Another important factor when deciding whether to enroll 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 experts who can fill you in on the different options that might be available, which include:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Student Loans

Our team can help you determine what makes the most sense for you financially and let you know what resources are available to help fund your training program.10

In addition to learning about financial aid services, you can also learn more about our other UTI student Support Services, which include housing assistance, disability services, military and veterans’ services, and more.20

Take the First Step: Register Today!

Our National Open House is an exciting opportunity to tour a UTI or MIAT campus and get questions answered regarding our training programs. On National Skilled Trades Day, we’re happy to be opening our doors so you can learn how to pursue a future in the industry!

Interested in attending? Be sure to register here so you’re ready when May 4 rolls around! If you have any additional questions, you can request more information here.

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1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit for UTI and for MIAT.

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.

20) VA benefits may not be available at all campus locations.

36) Students enrolled in select UTI programs are eligible to apply for the Early Employment Program. Participating employers will contact selected applicants to conduct interviews. Hiring, employee retention and compensation decisions are made solely by the prospective employer. Employer participation and program details are subject to change. For additional information, please contact Career Services. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

38) The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that total national employment in each of the following occupations by 2030 will be: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 705,900; Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, 452,400; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 296,800; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 161,800; and Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators, 154,500.  See Table 1.2 Employment by detailed occupation, 2020 and projected 2030, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.

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