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You have a knack for fixing things, and you’re always up for a new challenge. The sound of a well-tuned engine and the sight of a wide-open road give you that rush of adrenaline you live for. If pursuing a career in the transportation industry has always been a dream of yours, now is the time to start your training.
Technicians in the skilled trades are in high demand, and advancements in technology have opened the door to exciting new opportunities. The industry needs people like you. Instead of saying “one day,” you can make today day one of your journey toward pursuing your passion.
At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you can create the future you’ve always dreamed of. If you like to solve problems using your head and hands, and want to train for a career without spending years in school, our accelerated programs can help you get there.1
In today’s world, it has become increasingly common for adults to make the decision to go back to school. At UTI, we’ve had students who are years into their professional careers decide it’s time to take a different path and invest in their future by attending an adult trade school.
Whether you’re looking to qualify for a promotion, increase your income potential or set out on a completely new career path, you can find a place at UTI. Our team understands the unique challenges adults face going back to school, and we’re here to provide specialized support every step of the way.
Our students come from all walks of life. For some, attending UTI is the first postsecondary school they’ll attend. For others, going to UTI is a continuation of previous schooling they may have completed. Whatever your motivation may be, know that when making the decision to enroll at UTI, you’re in good company. Throughout your journey, you’ll meet other adult students who have made the decision to head back to school just like you.
There are a variety of benefits that come with learning a new trade as an adult. Jobs are growing in the skilled trades, which means technicians trained on the latest tools and technology will be needed
to fill open positions. Making the decision to train at a technical school for adults like UTI can broaden your career horizon and open the door to exciting new opportunities.
UTI graduates are reaching new heights in the industry, working with leading brands and even creating companies of their own. The knowledge and skills you gain at UTI provide a strong foundation you can build upon as you pursue a career you love.
At UTI, we understand that factoring the cost of your education into your other financial responsibilities can be daunting. While acquiring the cost of tuition is a major decision, there may be ways to make your education more affordable.
At UTI, a variety of options may be available to you in order to reduce the cost of your training. These include financial aid, scholarships and grants.10 Additionally, graduates may benefit from the Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program (TRIP),14 which may include student loan repayment assistance, tool purchase assistance and sign-on bonuses.
If you feel discouraged or lost when it comes to finances, we’re here to help. Our Financial Aid team is knowledgeable of the unique challenges faced by students going back to school and can walk you through every step of the process, from calculating tuition costs to helping secure financial aid.
UTI has campus locations across the country provide students with the hands-on training they need to help them succeed as technicians in a growing industry.
UTI students can benefit from our employer, manufacturer and aftermarket relationships. These connections give students access to industry tools and technologies, as well as opportunities to get the attention of companies participating in our Early Employment Program (EEP).36
As an adult learner, you may be wondering if you will be able to work while completing your training at UTI. The answer is yes! Many of our students have families to support and have to find ways to fit schoolwork into their busy schedules. UTI has local employment specialists at each campus to assist you with searching for a part-time job that can help cover your living expenses without getting in the way of your studies.
UTI also can assist you as you look for employment after graduation. Our team of specialists works with national dealerships, distributors and other employers of all sizes across the country to identify potential jobs for new graduates.
Additionally, our Career Services team will be there to continue supporting you long after graduation. Whether you’re relocating and need work or are simply looking for that next position, we’re here to support you as you grow and advance
in your career.
Graduating from a school with a quality, long-standing reputation is important. Your school’s reputation speaks to the value of the education received, which can impact the opportunities that come your way as you enter the workforce.
UTI’s reputation is built on the quality of our training and instructors, our industry relationships, and the success our grads report experiencing in their careers.
Students travel from near and far to complete their technical training at UTI. If pursuing your passion is going to require you to relocate, our team is here to help.
We want you to feel supported and cared for during your time at UTI. To learn more about your housing options and the area you will be moving to, choose your preferred campus below.
At UTI, we place a great emphasis on the quality of our curriculum and instructors. Created in conjunction with leading brands, our curriculum teaches students in-demand skills today’s employers need when hiring. This is a reason why companies trust UTI to train the technicians they employ.
Our instructors are more than just teachers. They’re mentors. With years of experience in the field, UTI instructors integrate real-world application into the courses they teach. As some of our instructors were once UTI students themselves, they have a passion for empowering the next generation and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with students. Their No. 1 job is to empower you to reach success — whether it’s spending time outside of class to help you master a concept or giving pointers for an upcoming job interview.
Whether you excelled in school or dreaded sitting in a classroom, you can succeed at UTI. If you’re nervous about getting back in the school routine or feeling out of place on campus, rest assured — we’re here to support you!
UTI isn’t your typical school. Our programs were designed for hands-on learners looking for an accelerated path to prepare for a career. Our training programs begin every 3 to 6 weeks, and you could be ready to enter the professional workforce in just under a year.7
Our curriculum focuses on what the industry says matters most. At UTI, you’ll learn skills directly related to the job, learning everything from the ground up. You won’t be sitting in a lecture all day. Instead, learning at UTI takes place in dynamic classroom and lab environments where you’ll have the opportunity to work with the same tools and technologies used in the field today. There’s never a dull moment on campus!
UTI offers a variety of different vocational programs for adults. Whether you’re interested in automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine, welding, collision repair or CNC machining, our programs can provide you with the training and hands-on experience today’s employers want.