Universal Technical Institute Opens New State Of Industry Campus
New Flagship Campus to Train Future Technicians and Serve Employers Throughout
LISLE, Ill., Nov. 13, 2013
LISLE, Ill., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Universal Technical Institute
(NYSE: UTI), the nation's leading provider of post-secondary education for
individuals seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision
repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, has opened its new,
state-of-the-industry, 187,000 square foot campus in Lisle. The new facility
replaces its Glendale Heights campus, where it had operated for the past 25
years and produced more than 19,000 graduates. The Lisle facility is designed
to accommodate approximately 2,000 students and up to 150 faculty and staff.
As a regional campus, nearly half of its students are from 100 miles or more
away. It was important for UTI to remain in the Chicago region, allowing the
campus to continue training future technicians and serving employers
throughout the Midwest. "We are the market leader because we act upon the
needs of our industry customers, who express a high demand for qualified
technicians across the Midwest," said Julie Mueller, campus president of
UTI-Lisle. "As such, the campus and curriculum reflect changes within the
industry and in the way we educate our students. For instance, we dramatically
increased the self-directed computer learning lab space to reflect the ongoing
nature of how students best learn and study."
Across its 11-campus network, UTI has partnered with more than 30 top brands
to create curricula tailored to manufacturers' standards and equip its
campuses with the latest vehicles, equipment, tools and training aids.
Once students finish a core program, they can enroll in one of UTI's
manufacturer-specific advanced training (MSAT) programs to obtain additional
industry certifications. They can enroll in an MSAT program offered at Lisle
or at another campus. The MSAT programs available in Lisle are the Ford
Accelerated Credential Training (FACT), Honda Professional Automotive Career
Training (PACT), International Technician Education Program (ITEP) and Toyota
Professional Automotive Training (TPAT) program.
"The layout of the Lisle facility will help us demonstrate to students in our
core programs the value and quality of our manufacturer-specific training,"
says Brian Gallagher, education director of UTI-Lisle. "Every day, students
will see their peers earning sought-after industry credentials in our
manufacturer labs. The layout and design of the campus reinforces the
importance of mastering the technical skills needed for our students to be
ready to work upon graduation."
Gallagher believes student interest is driven by results and UTI has a strong
record of success with its manufacturer-specific programs. For instance, the
Glendale Heights campus graduated more than 600 individuals through its Toyota
Professional Automotive Training program since its launch in 2005. Demand has
never been stronger and from October 2012, this program has provided more
Certified Toyota Technicians for the Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealership
employer network than any other program in the country.
Local officials who solicited UTI to relocate to Lisle are excited the new
campus is complete and open for business.
"On behalf of the Village of Lisle, I want to thank UTI for bringing this
excellent career training center to our community and for helping advance our
local economy," said Lisle Mayor Joe Broda, who is a proud alumnus of a
technical school. "UTI has a great reputation within the industry and helps
individuals start their careers as entry-level professional technicians. The
village is thrilled UTI's future is here in Lisle."
A formal community grand opening with area employers and community leaders is
planned for March 2014.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
(NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students
seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair,
motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 170,000 graduates in its
48-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate
programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as
manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through
its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary
education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including
Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine
Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech).
For more information visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or
follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.
SOURCE Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
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