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More than 140 Universal Technical Institute-Rancho Cucamonga area students and family members test-drive skilled trades careers

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Technicians wanted: National career expo comes to Universal Technical Institute-Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Jan. 22, 2019 – As the need for skilled workers continues to grow both nationwide and in California, local students and employers came together on Thursday, Jan. 17 to explore the growing opportunities for transportation technicians. The event was one of 13 career expos held at Universal Technical Institute campuses across the country.

UTI students get career-connected with UTI employer partner Pep Boys.

“AutoZoners work in various highly-skilled fields and Universal Technical Institute’s training program prepares them for work on the job,” said Miguel Bracamontes, Field HR Generalist at AutoZone.” At UTI’s open house, we were able to connect with many students in an effort to ascertain what their career goals are and discuss potential job opportunities that we have for them.”

AutoZone was just one of 11 local companies – including Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Pep Boys, Moss Bros Auto Group, Ryder System Inc., Raymond Handling Solutions, Travel Centers of America, Icahn Automotive, RDO Equipment Co., Haas Factory Outlet – Anaheim, and Discount Tires at the event.

UTI students Jesus speak with a UTI employer partner about job opportunities.

Guests experienced live demonstrations of the Dyno and saw the vehicles and technology students work on during their training and met with instructors to discuss curriculum. At Universal Technical Institute-Rancho Cucamonga students can study automotive, diesel and welding. Students can complete their core training and be ready to work in as little as 11 months.

Prospective UTI students and their families tour the auto labs with a UTI instructor to get a glimpse of the hands-on learning offered at UTI.

 

 

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:

With more than 200,000 graduates in its 53-year history, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and offers welding technology and computer numerical control (CNC) machining programs. The company has built partnerships with industry leaders, outfits its state-of-the-industry facilities with current technology, and delivers training that is aligned with employer needs. Through its network of 13 campuses nationwide, UTI offers post-secondary 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). The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information, visit www.uti.edu. Like UTI on www.facebook.com/UTI or follow UTI on Twitter @UTITweet, @MMITweet, and @NASCARTechUTI.

1 Source: Based on data compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections (2016-2026), www.bls.gov. The projected number of annual job openings, by job classification is: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, 75,900; Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, 28,300; Automotive Body and Related Repairers, 17,200. Job openings include openings due to growth and net replacements.

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