Scores of Greater Philadelphia-Area Students and Family Members Test-drive Skilled Trades Careers

January 24, 2019
Written by: Laurie Ryan

Exton, PA – Jan. 17, 2019 – As the need for skilled workers continues to grow both nationwide and in Pennsylvania, local students and employers came together today to explore the growing opportunities for transportation technicians. The event was one of 13 careCareer Fairer expos held at Universal Technical Institute campuses across the country.

“We came out here for today’s open house because simply we need more well-trained technicians, and the more students know about UTI’s training and employment programs the better we’ll be able to fill well-paying, rewarding positions,” said Steve Janet, Service Manager at John Kennedy Auto Group. “This is an ever-changing field, which always ensures the need for well-trained auto technicians. Lots of people, students and parents, don’t know the sorts of advanced technologies technicians work with and the lucrative careers they have open to them.”

John Kennedy Auto Group was just one of almost 50 local companies – including Cummins, FedEx, Foley CAT, and Philadelphia Field Rep Frank Taylor speaks with guestsGoodyear – at the event.

Guests were part of live demonstrations of a dynamometer and hydraulics systems; saw the vehicles and technology students work on during their training and met with instructors. At UTI-Exton students can study Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, Lexus, Cummins, and Peterbilt manufacturing programs. Students can complete their core training anTouring the campus 1d be ready to work in as little as 11 months.

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.

 

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