Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) announced it reopened hands-on training labs at ten of its thirteen campuses. Labs at three remaining campuses are scheduled to open by June 15. Modified in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health department guidelines, the labs allow students participating in online courses to continue the in-person portion of their education and train for good, stable jobs essential to the nation’s infrastructure.
“Now, more than ever, people need the essential training UTI provides. The students we serve have been especially hard hit by the challenges our nation is facing, and it is vitally important that we give them a path to a bright future,” said Jerome Grant, UTI’s Chief Executive Officer. “Reopening hands-on labs allows students to complete their training and go to work in rewarding jobs where their skills will be in demand for years to come.”
UTI has adapted its facilities, hands-on teaching methods and class schedules to reopen labs at ten of its thirteen campuses to date including Avondale and Phoenix, Ariz., Orlando, Fla., Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga and Sacramento, Calif., Houston and Dallas, Texas, Lisle (Chicago), Ill. and NASCAR Tech in Mooresville, N.C. Students are receiving invitations to return to campus for in-person education in Exton, Pa. and Norwood, Mass. on June 8 and in Bloomfield, N.J. on June 15, as state and local directives allow. The design and launch of UTI’s modified labs is consistent with applicable state and local orders and guidance.
“Our first priority as we reopen our labs for hands-on instruction is the well-being of our students and staff, and we are committed to giving our more than 11,000 students a safe, quality education and to training the technicians America needs during this unprecedented crisis,” Grant said.