MEDIA RELATIONS: CBS 2 LOS ANGELES, Universal Technical Institute

Universal Technical Institute Opens In Long Beach

By Stephanie Simmons, CBS 2 Los Angeles

Long Beach just welcomed a new resident: the Universal Technical Institute.

“It means opportunity for a future coming up,” said Nickalas Stafford, a student.

In two years or less, he and other students will be able to hone their technical skills with a chance of becoming hired after graduationCMteuz2WwAAtfdi

“You have to have a promising career and a lot of things are lucrative in this business,” he said.

Prior to its Long Beach opening, the closet UTI location was in Rancho Cucamonga.

“One of the two main reasons that we brought the campus to the Long Beach area was because the employers in this area were under-served from a graduate-availability standpoint or a technician-hiring standpoint and also we had a lot of demand from prospective students here,” Larry Hohl, the UTI campus president, said.

The new, 142,000-square-foot facility is a mechanic’s dream, offering state-of-the-art auto, diesel, and collision repair labs.

Students will also have access to state-of-the-industry spray booths, allowing them to work on two cars at once.

The demand for car experts is on the rise.

In fact, the state Employment Development Department estimates technician jobs will increase 15 percent by 2022.

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MEDIA RELATIONS: LONG BEACH POST, Universal Technical Institute

Future Long Beach Auto Tech Institute to Host Tour at Local Trucking Facility

By Stephanie Rivera, Long Beach Post

Hundreds of people interested in becoming automotive technicians are expected to attend a “Future Tech” event Thursday night to learn more about the high-demand transportation industry, according to Universal Technical Institute-Long Beach officials who organized the event. Long Beach

“Future Tech” events are held offsite at a leading local employer and are designed to raise awareness of the ongoing demand for skilled technicians in the transportation industry and give students, potential students and their parents a real world snapshot of what today’s industry expects of its technicians, and why industry-recognized training can help with career mobility,” said Larry Hohl, campus president of the soon-to-open UTI-Long Beach.

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