SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) campuses in Norwood, MA and Sacramento, CA have been named 2018 Schools of Excellence – the most prestigious institutional achievement award given by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
UTI-Norwood and UTI-Sacramento join eight other UTI campuses that have been recognized as Schools of Excellence since 2014; last year, campuses in Dallas/Fort Worth and Exton, PA were among just 15 ACCSC-accredited schools to receive the award. ACCSC accredits 700 institutions across the nation.
"At UTI, our No. 1 commitment is to deliver a high-quality education that provides long-term benefits to our students and employer partners," said Kim McWaters, president and CEO of Universal Technical Institute. "This recognition is a true testament to that work, and we're proud to be recognized year after year for our state-of-the-industry training programs, exceptional graduation rates and decades-long record of educational success. Congratulations to our Norwood and Sacramento campuses for this well-earned achievement."
According to ACCSC Associate Executive Director Christopher Lambert, "ACCSC is incredibly proud of the work being done by UTI-Norwood and UTI-Sacramento to deliver high quality educational programs that provide meaningful opportunities for students to enter the workforce with in-demand skills. We are committed to continuing to partner with UTI to explore innovations that put students first and which contribute to workforce development in the United States. All of us at ACCSC look forward to celebrating the significant achievement of the School of Excellence Awards with UTI at the ACCSC 2018 Professional Development Conference, Sept. 25 - 27, in Long Beach, California."
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the designated institutional accrediting body for over 700 post-secondary, trade and technical schools that provide education to over 150,000 students in a wide variety of vocational programs each year. 2017 marked 50 years of continuous recognition for ACCSC, including earning, in 2011 & 2016, consecutive five-year recognition grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Today, ACCSC remains committed to helping enhance the student educational experience through quality assurance, supporting workforce development, and bridging the growing skills gap in the United States. More information on ACCSC is available online at www.accsc.org.
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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 uti.edu.
SOURCE Universal Technical Institute, Inc.