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UTI’s Summer Ignite Program Returns for 2022

May 20, 2022 ·

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Are you a high school junior looking for summer plans before graduation? Universal Technical Institute’s 3-week Summer Ignite Program is a great way to experience our programs at no cost during summer break. You’ll learn in a fun, interactive, hands-on environment that can provide you with industry-recognized experience.

We’re offering this program at UTI, NASCAR Tech and Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Phoenix for those interested in pursuing careers in the automotive, diesel or motorcycle industries.1 After completing the program, participants can go on to receive course credit toward an education at UTI or MMI if they choose to enroll after graduating from high school, giving them a head start toward training for a career.32

In the UTI/NASCAR Tech Summer Ignite Program, participants are taught topics like:

Students in the Automotive Technology program at UTI Houston make diagnostic adjustments to a vehicle.

  • How vehicles are designed and manufactured
  • How gasoline and diesel engines work
  • Fundamental diagnostic, maintenance and repair skills

In the MMI Summer Ignite Program, students are taught topics like:

A student in the Motorcycle Technician Training program gets hands-on experience truing spokes on a wheel.

  • How to safely operate tire-changing machines for motorcycles and ATVs
  • The process of performing steering head service
  • How to maintain and true spoked wheels
  • The steps to safely service hydraulic brakes
  • How to replace a fork seal

    Summer Ignite courses are based on the same curriculum offered in programs that full-time UTI, NASCAR Tech and MMI students take.33 Those who participate also get information on possible opportunities in the automotive, diesel or motorcycle technician industries.

    It’s a great time for high school juniors to learn skills that could help them now and in the future. Click here to find contact information for the school that interests you. The program will be available at all UTI campuses nationwide in 2022, including NASCAR Tech in Mooresville, North Carolina, and MMI Phoenix!

    Who Can Attend the Summer Ignite Program?

    The Summer Ignite Program is open to all high school juniors who live within 50 miles of a UTI campus and fulfill admissions requirements. No prior experience working on autos, diesels or motorcycles is required.

    When Is the Summer Ignite Program?

    Each campus will offer one or two three-week programs during summer break 2022. Dates vary depending on the campus, so contact us to learn those dates and reserve a spot.

    Why Should Students Attend the Summer Ignite Program?

    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.

    For high school juniors uncertain about what their next step might be after high school, the Ignite Summer Program could be a great opportunity to learn more about these in-demand fields.

    How Does the Summer Ignite Program Help High School Students?

    The Summer 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 program as students learn about technical systems and mechanics. When you get to apply those skills on machinery like cars, diesel engines and motorcycles, learning can become enjoyable and exciting.

    Apply for the Summer Ignite Program

    Ditch boring days on the couch or being stuck with nothing to do. Make your summer break a great one by getting hands-on automotive, diesel or motorcycle experience through UTI’s Summer Ignite Program. You might find a new passion that could turn into an exciting career!

    If you already know you love working with your hands and are interested in auto mechanic training, motorcycles or the diesel industry, our Summer Ignite Program could give you a head start on your postsecondary education as you get that much closer to pursuing your technician dreams. Click here for registration details.

    With classes starting every 3-6 weeks, no need to wait to start your career.
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    1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

    2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit

    32) Ignite participants must satisfy standard eligibility criteria prior to acceptance into UTI.

    33) Courses vary by campus. For details, contact the program representative at the campus you are interested in attending.

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