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Incoming high school seniors can enroll in this no-cost program to get a head start on their training at UTI while learning career skills that are in demand.

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IGNITE PROGRAM

Incoming high school seniors can enroll in this no-cost program to get a head start on their training at UTI while learning career skills that are in demand.

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EARN CREDIT TOWARD YOUR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION – AT NO COST


Are you gearing up for your senior year of high school? Through Universal Technical Institute’s 3-week, no-cost program, you can spend summer test driving an education from UTI while learning in-demand, real-world skills used in today’s transportation industry.

WHAT TO EXPECT


Using industry tools and technology in the same facilities as our full-time students, Ignite students have the opportunity to train in automotive, motorcycle and collision repair technologies. The skills taught in the program are the same as those included in some UTI courses but at no cost to you.33

Upon successful completion of the program, you can receive credit toward your education if you choose to attend one of UTI's tech schools after your senior year of high school. You’ll be one step closer to post-graduation training for a career as a skilled technician!32

Students participating in UTI's Ignite program working on a car

PROGRAM TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:

  • How vehicles are designed and manufactured
  • How gasoline and diesel engines work
  • Fundamental diagnostic, maintenance and repair skills
  • Exciting technologies including computer management and control systems
  • Steps to safely service hydraulic brakes
  • Fundamental collision repair and welding skills
  • Information on career opportunities for qualified technicians

IGNITE 2020 SCHEDULE


 

LOCATIONSTART DATEEND DATETIME
UTI Avondale (AZ)June 8, 2020June 26, 20207:30am
 June 29, 2020July 17, 20207:30am
UTI Houston (TX)June 8, 2020June 26, 20209:00am
 June 29, 2020July 17, 20209:00am
UTI Lisle (IL)June 8, 2020June 26, 20206:30am
 June 29, 2020July 17, 20206:30am
UTI Rancho Cucamonga (CA)June 29, 2020July 17, 20208:00am

UTI Exton (PA)

June 29, 2020July 16, 20207:00am
UTI Sacramento (CA)June 29, 2020July 17, 20207:00am
 July 20, 2020August 7, 20207:00am
NASCAR Tech (NC)June 8, 2020June 26, 20209:00am
MMI Phoenix (AZ)June 15, 2020July 2, 202012:30pm
UTI Orlando (FL)June 8, 2020June 25, 20208:00am
UTI Dallas/Ft. Worth (TX)June 8, 2020June 26, 20207:00am
 June 29, 2020July 17, 20207:00am
UTI Long Beach (CA)July 20, 2020July 31, 20208:00am
UTI Bloomfield (NJ)June 29, 2020July 17, 20207:00am

"The Ignite program is a great way to expose students to how exciting a career in the transportation industry can be."

Jennifer Pritchard
Universal Technical Institute
Employment Services Director

"This program gives students an understanding that there is often more to solving problems than what meets the eye.”

James Carver
Tolleson Union High School
Automotive Instructor

WHY IGNITE?



EARN CREDIT TOWARD YOUR TECHNICIAN TRAINING
By successfully completing the Ignite program, you can receive credit toward your education if you choose to attend UTI after high school.


EXPLORE A NEW FIELD
Attending the Ignite program can be a great way for you to explore a new field and see what a career in the transportation industry is like.


SAME SKILLS AT NO COST
As an Ignite student, you will have the opportunity to train using industry tools and technology as you learn some of the same skills taught in UTI courses.


TECHNICIANS ARE IN DEMAND
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by the year 2026 there will be more than 1.2 million job openings in the automotive, diesel and collision repair industries.12


MAKE CONNECTIONS
As you complete your training, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other students with similar interests and meet employers who have hired UTI graduates.


IT’S FUN!
What better way to spend summer than pursuing your passion? By attending Ignite, you can learn in-demand skills in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.


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UTI’S IGNITE PROGRAM SUPPORTS YOUR SCHOOL’S STEM INITIATIVES

Students will have the opportunity to apply their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to real-world scenarios, experiencing firsthand the role STEM plays in the modern job market and economy.

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SCIENCE

Students will discover the advanced chemistry of air and fuel mixtures, and octane ratings. They also will learn about the physics of motion and vehicle safety systems.

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TECHNOLOGY

Students will learn how technical and computer systems have revolutionized transportation, gaining an understanding of how sensors, microchips and processors manage power, safety and performance.

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ENGINEERING

Students will become familiar with the mechanical aspects of vehicle functionality and performance, learning current industry techniques and standards that affect driving dynamics, aerodynamics and other characteristics that make vehicles work.

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MATHEMATICS

Students will be led through the life cycle of vehicle development—from design, assembly and manufacturing to maintenance and repair—and learn how math makes this all possible.

A student at UTI's Ignite program
Students participating in UTI's Ignite program working on a car
Three students working on automotive components at UTI's Ignite program
An instructor with two students on automotive components at UTI's Ignite program

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact one of our representatives.



ARIZONA

UTI Avondale
Hilary Yuengst
(623) 245-4600 

MMI Phoenix
Jade West
(623) 869-9644


FLORIDA

UTI Orlando
Pam Collier
(407) 240-2422


CALIFORNIA

UTI Long Beach
Nancy Flores
(562) 541-7000

UTI Rancho Cucamonga
Jacqueline Bradley
(909) 510-6490

UTI Sacramento
Adrian Edwards
(916) 263-9100


NEW JERSEY

UTI Bloomfield
Kenya Roman-Spoon
(973) 866-2234


NORTH CAROLINA

NASCAR Tech Mooresville
Emme Graham
(704) 658-1950


ILLINOIS

UTI Lisle
Sharon Fleming
(630) 893-2651


PENNSYLVANIA

UTI Exton
Andi Houseworth
(610) 458-5595


TEXAS

UTI Dallas/Fort Worth
Caitlin Smith
(469) 442-2441

UTI Houston
Brenda Richards
(281) 214-7132

ARIZONA


CALIFORNIA

FLORIDA

ILLINOIS

MASSACHUSSETTS

NEW JERSEY

NORTH CAROLINA

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TEXAS

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED

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