Universal Technical Institute Recognized for Efforts to Train America’s Veterans for In-Demand Careers

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By Education Today

Posted on March 16, 2023


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Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a division of Universal Technical Institute, Inc (NYSE: UTI), and a leading workforce solutions provider of transportation, skilled trades and energy education programs, is announcing it has once again earned the Military Friendly® School designation, which accounts for student retention and graduation and job placement rates, among other criteria. UTI’s campuses in Avondale, Ariz., Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga and Long Beach, Calif., Dallas and Houston, Texas, Lisle, Ill. and Exton, Penn., along with NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. and Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Fla. were among the schools awarded for 2022-2023. 

UTI first began earning the Military Friendly designation in 2011. The award is given to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that work to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and the workforce. Most UTI campuses are outfitted with a veteran-friendly space and UTI offers the Salute to Service Grant, which gives eligible veterans a 10% tuition discount.

“Veterans are highly trained, talented and agile, and among the most dedicated, capable and disciplined students and employees we’ve met,” said Jerome Grant, chief executive officer of UTI. “It is our privilege to support them. Therefore, we have built a welcoming and supportive environment and programs that respect and appreciate their service and sacrifice. We are committed to helping our veterans reach their full potential.”

In partnership with UTI, BMW and Premier Truck Group, offer on-base training programs, allowing active service members to train for careers as automotive or diesel technicians near the end of their military service contract.