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UTI celebrating 45th anniversary with $45,000 in scholarships

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 00:00

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. has established a 45th Anniversary Commemorative Scholarship program consisting of 45 $1,000 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, more than 120,000 professional technicians have graduated from UTI's 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,” says 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.

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