Universal Technical Institute, Inc., a leading provider of technical training, today announced the establishment of a 45th Anniversary Commemorative Scholarship program consisting of 45 $1000 tuition scholarships for students in need. The scholarship program was created to celebrate UTI’s 45th anniversary and help deserving students make their dream of receiving a technical degree a reality.
UTI has provided more than four decades of education excellence for students seeking careers as automotive, diesel, collision, motorcycle and marine technicians. This summer UTI will also open a new campus in Dallas and initiate the nationwide rollout of its industry-aligned training curriculum.
Since its inception in 1965, UTI has graduated over 120,000 professional technicians at its 10 campuses located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
"Our purpose is to change the world one life at a time by helping our students achieve their dreams. We’re proud that we’ve been fulfilling this purpose for 45 years, and these scholarships are another example of this commitment," said Kimberly McWaters, president and chief executive officer of UTI. "We have achieved success and longevity by remaining focused on our core business, developing manufacturer partnerships that strengthen our training and placement, and creating a culture that nurtures our purpose. I believe these things make UTI very unique and special."
UTI offers specialized technical education programs through four distinct schools: Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI), and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). Students can earn occupational associate’s degrees, diplomas and certificate programs.
Founded by Robert Sweet in Phoenix, Ariz., UTI’s first automotive program was attended by five students. The school’s first diesel program started three years later. Today, UTI’s national student enrollment averages nearly 19,000.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
UTI is the leading provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The company offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 10 campuses across the United States through several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), and manufacturer-specific training programs that are sponsored by the manufacturer or dealer at dedicated training centers. For more information, visit www.uti.edu.