Advanced automotive manufacturing is helping power Arizona's red-hot economy, highlighting the importance of advanced transportation technicians. By bringing its industry-leading Motorcycle Mechanics Institute to the Avondale campus, UTI is ensuring our state's workforce can meet the needs of an industry that produces high-quality, well-paying jobs,” said CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, Sandra Watson.
PHOENIX – Aug. 10, 2022 – Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), a leading provider of transportation technician training, is pleased to announce the relocation of its Phoenix-based Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) to UTI’s Avondale, Ariz., location. The move consolidates all of UTI’s Arizona training programs at one location, reducing costs and furthering the company’s real estate optimization strategy. UTI purchased its Avondale campus and announced its intended consolidation of MMI-Phoenix at UTI-Avondale on December 29, 2020.
“The relocation of MMI Phoenix to our UTI-Avondale location brings all our Arizona-based training programs and services to a single state-of-the-industry facility. That’s better for students, better for instructors, and better for UTI’s bottom line, by allowing us to decrease fixed expenses while giving UTI the increased flexibility to support new programs and meet the evolving needs of our students and 35 brand partners,” said UTI Chief Executive Officer Jerome Grant.
“Advanced automotive manufacturing is helping power Arizona's red-hot economy, highlighting the importance of advanced transportation technicians. By bringing its industry-leading Motorcycle Mechanics Institute to the Avondale campus, UTI is ensuring our state's workforce can meet the needs of an industry that produces high-quality, well-paying jobs,” said CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, Sandra Watson.
Founded in 1973, MMI offers manufacturer-specific training from six leading brands, and offers an education in motorcycle mechanics, ATVs, side-by-sides, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and more. Students can complete MMI’s core Motorcycle Technician Training Program in just 42 weeks. The MMI facility comprises nearly 60,000 square feet, including 26 classrooms and labs. Brand partners include Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and BMW.
“Phoenix Area Ride Now has employed MMI-trained technicians for the past several years," said Phoenix Area RideNow Service Director Jim Carrozza. "The technicians we have employed have been well trained and passionate about the industry."
MMI’s offerings join a full suite of programs already available at UTI’s Avondale location, including automotive mechanic training, diesel mechanic training, and welding training. Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) offered at UTI-Avondale includes the BMW FastTrack, Ford FACT, GM Technician Career Training, Cummins Diesel Engines, Cummins Power Generation, Daimler Trucks Finish First, and Volvo Tekniker Apprentice programs.
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:
Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Phoenix, Universal Technical Institute's (NYSE: UTI) mission is to serve our students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers. Approximately 250,000 students have graduated from one of UTI's 16 campuses located across Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. UTI's campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), while its employer-aligned technical training programs are offered under four brands: Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute / Marine Mechanics Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute, and MIAT College of Technology. For more information and a complete list of all programs offered, please visit www.uti.edu or follow on LinkedIn @UniversalTechnicalInstitute and on Twitter @news_UTI.