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The Top 5 Reasons to Attend Our National Open House

Apr 8, 2022 ·

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Have you heard the news?

Universal Technical Institute and its family of schools, which includes MIAT College of Technology, NASCAR Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute, is growing. Now we have more options, campuses, programs and potential career paths than ever before.1 What does that mean for you? It means you can get more, with more opportunities to impact your future.

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 It’s such an exciting time to train with UTI.

We want you to be among the first to take advantage of our new offerings, and that’s why we’re hosting a National Open House on October 12. At this event, you’ll get to tour a campus near you and see why thousands of graduates across the nation have chosen us for their training. Friends and family are welcome.

We can think of several reasons why you’ll want to attend our National Open House. For your sake, we’ve narrowed it down to five. Keep reading to learn why you won’t want to miss out!

1. Experience Our Hands-on Training Labs

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. 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 welding. It’s a great way to get a feel for a day in the lab!

2. Get One-on-One Attention With Staff 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 TechnologyDiesel TechnologyWelding, Aviation, HVACR, Robotics & 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!

3. Learn Why Leading Industry Manufacturers Have Relationships With Us

In addition to hearing about our 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 manufacturers in several exciting industries. Many of these manufacturers help develop coursework and curriculum for our MSAT programs. Some of these include BMW, Porsche, Ford, Cummins, Peterbilt, Harley-Davidson and more.15

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

4. Participate in Live Demos: Dynos, Virtual Welding & More!

When we say hands-on, we mean it! Not only in our labs, but also at our National Open House as you 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.

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 representatives who can fill you in on the different options that might be available, which include:

  • Scholarships10
  • 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.

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

Take the First Step: Register 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. With new opportunities available, it’s such an exciting time to train with us, and we’re happy to show you why at our National Open House!

Interested in attending? Be sure to register here so you’re ready when October 12 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.

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.

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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