“We are thrilled to begin training for the BMW FastTrack program at our Lisle campus,” said Roger Gomez, campus president at UTI-Lisle. “Students will be learning from top instructors in their respective fields, and BMW has made a substantial investment in this program by providing new-model vehicles as training aids.
LISLE, Ill. (April 25, 2023) – Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a division of Universal Technical Institute, Inc (NYSE: UTI) and a leading workforce solutions provider of transportation and skilled trades education programs, launched its new BMW FastTrack technician training program at the Lisle, Ill., campus Monday. BMW FastTrack, a 12-week advanced training program, is a collaboration between the luxury-class German automaker and UTI. The program provides state-of-the-industry training on the latest models in production, utilizing tools, technology and procedures that are specific and proprietary to BMW vehicles.
Any student who completes UTI’s core automotive program is now eligible to apply for the additional BMW-specific training, which includes four technologies: workshop, electrical, chassis and drivetrain. Graduates of the BMW FastTrack program are able to earn seven BMW factory credentials and a BMW Associate Level Certification after passing BMW-specific ASE testing and assessments. Graduates may also apply for additional, advanced training in the BMW STEP program, which is offered at BMW locations.
“We are thrilled to begin training for the BMW FastTrack program at our Lisle campus,” said Roger Gomez, campus president at UTI-Lisle. “Students will be learning from top instructors in their respective fields, and BMW has made a substantial investment in this program by providing new-model vehicles as training aids. This program makes our graduates even more prepared to enter the automotive workforce as BMW technicians immediately upon graduation. Graduates who go to work at a BMW dealership may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement and other incentives, so it’s a great opportunity for our students to increase their knowledge and prepare for a fulfilling career.”
Tuition reimbursement is offered by BMW to eligible graduates on a quarterly basis once they’re employed at an eligible BMW dealership. Full reimbursement of the FastTrack program’s cost is paid out if the graduate remains employed over a three-year period.
“There is a need for more highly skilled BMW technicians across our dealer network, so our alliance with Universal Technical Institute is critical to ensuring our dealers have the staff they need, and our customers receive the exemplary service they’ve come to expect,” said Gary Uyematsu, national technical training manager, BMW of North America. “Upon completion of the UTI program, technicians arrive at our dealers fully equipped to make an immediate contribution as maintenance level technicians.”
About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) (the “Company”) was founded in 1965 and is a leading workforce solutions provider of transportation, skilled trades and healthcare education programs, whose mission is to serve students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers across a number of highly-skilled fields. The Company is comprised of two divisions: Universal Technical Institute (“UTI”) and Concorde Career Colleges (“Concorde”). UTI operates 16 campuses located in 9 states and offers a wide range of transportation and skilled trades technical training programs under brands such as UTI, MIAT College of Technology, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute and NASCAR Technical Institute. Concorde operates across 17 campuses in 8 states, offering programs in the Allied Health, Dental, Nursing, Patient Care and Diagnostic fields. For more information, visit www.uti.edu or www.concorde.edu, or visit us on LinkedIn at @UniversalTechnicalInstitute and @Concorde Career Colleges or on Twitter @news_UTI or @ConcordeCareer.
About BMW North America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley, and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group global center of competence for BMW X models and manufactures the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 350 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 144 BMW motorcycle retailers, 108 MINI passenger car dealers, and 38 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.