Universal Technical Institute, Inc. Begins Training at Dallas/Fort Worth Facility

Jun 23, 2010, 16:05 ET from Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

PHOENIX, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of technical training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, today announced that the first class of 96 students began training on June 21, 2010 at the new Dallas/Fort Worth facility. The newest UTI campus has 95,000 square feet of administrative, classroom and lab space and is currently configured to accommodate approximately 1,000 students specializing in automotive and diesel technician training.  

"We are proud to bring UTI training to the Dallas/ Fort Worth metropolitan area," said Kimberly McWaters, president and chief executive officer of Universal Technical Institute, Inc.  "The opening of our eleventh campus coincides with the introduction of our new blended learning curriculum which offers more convenience and training flexibility for our students and increases operating efficiencies at the campus. This campus design and curriculum delivery model support our ongoing commitment to providing high quality training while reinforcing our position as industry's choice for sourcing professional technicians."  

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.  With more than 130,000 graduates in its 45-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers.  Through its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary education 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 (NTI).

For more information about Universal Technical Institute, Inc. and its training programs, visit www.uti.edu.

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