Universal Technical Institute Opens New State Of Industry Campus
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Universal Technical Institute, 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, Ill. 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.
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.
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. A formal community grand opening with area employers and community leaders is planned for March 2014.
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