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Universal Technical, GM Team Up

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One of the leading providers of post secondary education, Universal Technical Institute (UTI - Free Report) has recently collaborated with General Motors Co. (GM - Free Report) to devise a training program for UTI students.

The curriculum of the elective training program will be designed in collaboration with GM and Raytheon Professional Services (RPS). Raytheon Professional Services has been GM's training partner for the past 15 years. The 12-week elective training program will be first offered to the students at UTI's Avondale campus.

The program will cater to the growing demand for qualified, well-trained automotive technicians at GM dealerships throughout the country.  The students will have exposure to some of the latest technology through web-based learning. On completion of the program, the students will receive GM credentials. These credentials will improve the employability of the students and equip them to work on various products of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and GM.   

Universal Technical Institute offers programs in the fields of professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine. Its business model of working closely with leading original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and other industry relationships (after-market retailers, fleet service providers etc.) provide the company a competitive advantage. The company works closely with leading OEMs in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine industries such as, Ford Motor Co. (F - Free Report) , BMW, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG - Free Report) , Kawasaki and many more.

The company regularly updates and expands the content of its existing programs as well as develops new programs to keep its students informed about technological advancements. The OEM/industry relationships also enable the company to identify the needs of employers and modify its programs accordingly.

Universal Technical Institute carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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