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About the UTI Bloomfield, NJ Campus

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Known for its delicious food, cultural diversity and small town charm, the city of Bloomfield is loved by many. It’s been said that Bloomfield is a working class town where families stay for generations, and although it has become diverse, it maintains its old fashioned charm.

Nestled within the heart of the city you’ll find UTI Bloomfield—a 108,000 square foot campus that prepares students for exciting careers in the automotive and diesel industries. Just like any other UTI campus, Bloomfield is committed to serving its students and providing them with the training they need to pursue their passion. However, this campus also has a set of unique qualities that its students, staff and faculty know and love.

About UTI Bloomfield

UTI Bloomfield might be Universal Technical Institute’s newest campus, but it has certainly made a big impact since its opening in 2018. The campus offers UTI’s Automotive and Diesel core programs in addition to the Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT) program for those who want to further their education with manufacturer-specific training. According to Steve McElfresh, campus president, these programs are, “Guided by and heavily influenced in conjunction with industry partners.”

Students who choose to attend UTI Bloomfield train in classrooms and labs fully equipped with industry tools and technology. Courses are led by passionate instructors with real-world experience, giving students an inside look at what it’s like to pursue a career in the field.

Why New Jersey?

So why did Universal Technical Institute decide to open a campus in Bloomfield? Just like in many other places, the demand for skilled technicians is high in New Jersey. The city is full of opportunities, and opening a campus in Bloomfield has benefited both students and employers in the area.

Located conveniently off exit # 151 of the Garden State Parkway, this campus is in a prime location that many students are able to easily commute to. It is also located right in the backyard of many of the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) the school partners with. Having headquarters of leading manufacturers close by means more opportunities for students.

Bloomfield has a small town feel, yet is also located close to major hubs like New York City, which is about a 25 minute trip away by train. It’s the best of both worlds! We could go on and on about all there is to do in the city, but you just might have to visit for yourself.   

Going Above and Beyond for Students

In addition to providing students with exceptional training, Bloomfield is also committed to providing students with the additional support they need to succeed. The campus helps students to work through life challenges and offers a variety of community resources as well that help to take the stress off their plate so they can focus on their studies.

The Bloomfield campus also emphasizes the importance of their students gaining industry experience while they complete their program. “We work together to really encourage students to start their work experience early to help them build confidence while they’re in school,” says Steve. Bloomfield’s support services department goes above and beyond to help students find jobs that provide them with valuable real-world experience that can contribute to their success

More than Just a School

Students work hard in the classroom and labs, and Bloomfield hosts a variety of on-campus events! From hot cocoa bars to game day football parties, there’s always something going on. These activities allow students to connect with one another and create memories they will cherish forever.

Additionally, Bloomfield makes an effort to serve the local community around them. The campus hosts summer car shows in partnership with the township to promote importance of family fun in the community. This teaches students to care for the community around them and make a positive impact on the world.

Community Involvement

According to Steve, the town of Bloomfield has been very welcoming to the campus since they arrived. “There is definitely a passion for the industry in the area. The support has been really impressive,” he says.

In fact, the Bloomfield campus has had the opportunity to partner with Bloomfield Parks & Recreation’s Cultural Affairs and a local car club, the Bloomfield Cruisers, to host car show cruise nights this year. This event is designed to bring the community together and provide a space for enthusiasts to share their passion.

The Bloomfield Cruisers also hosted a fundraiser and raised money to provide one Bloomfield high school student a $1,000 scholarship to attend UTI. Local organizations believe in what Bloomfield is doing, which speaks to the strong ties UTI has with the community.

What’s next for Bloomfield?

As the Bloomfield campus continues to grow, their goal is to get their name out there as much as possible in order to reach students and employers in the area. The campus has accomplished incredible things in just a year and a half, and it will be exciting to watch all of the amazing things they do in the years to come.

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