The Universal Technical Institute-Miramar campus celebrated its first anniversary las month on Aug. 24, the technical school announced.
As the second Universal Technical Institute campus in Florida, the opening of UTI-Miramar corresponds with UTI’s ongoing strategic growth and diversification plan that includes extending its transportation, skilled trades, and energy education programs offerings in high demand geographic regions, the school said. UTI-Miramar offers four core programs: Automotive Technology II, Diesel Technology II, Welding Technology, and combined Automotive and Diesel Technology II.
The campus is offering two additional programs this year – Airframe and Powerplant and BMW FastTrack training:
BMW FastTrack program is 12 weeks of intensive BMW-specific training on current models, school officials said. The four focus areas include Workshop Technology, Electrical Technology, Chassis Technology and Drivetrain Technology. Graduates of the program earn seven factory credentials and may achieve a BMW Associate Level III Certification after completing BMW-specific Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and hands-on assessments.
Within the first year of operating, UTI-Miramar hosted five formal graduation ceremonies attended by hundreds of supportive friends and relatives. During its inaugural year, UTI-Miramar faculty and staff have hosted career fairs and open houses as well as:
- Women in STEM sessions attended by 150 high school students from the surrounding communities
- Events with over 25 high school BRACE counselors to discuss skilled trade career opportunities
- Auto Tech and Top Tech Challenges with 42 total participants
- Summer 2023 Ignite session with 17 high school students approaching their senior year
- Two Career Fairs
- Two National Open Houses
“It is truly an honor to witness the transformative journey of our students and the dedication of our instructors and staff. We are not just an educational institution. UTI-Miramar is a community that helps foster personal growth, and shapes futures. The strides we have made in our first year underscore our commitment to empowering individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to be prepared for careers in high-demand fields,” commented Campus President Bob Burnfield.