Thread regarding Universal Technical Institute Inc. layoffs

Lab Grading Accuracy over Student Safety

This will be where I draw the line in the sand boys. I refuse to jeopardize the safety of my students to make sure every constructive response question is answered with a book answer key because everything in my lab environment can seriously injure or k–l someone. I refuse to endanger my students because some elementary school teacher created the grading on the fly policy. We told her when we rolled out Tech II that there was no way we could grade on the fly while keeping our students safe. Her answer “We rolled out Tech II at other campuses with no issues why can’t you guys”.
I will not jeopardize the safety of anyone in my lab environment for you.! We told you, you failed to listen and are a failure to this organization.

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my daughter is going to uti right now as we speak I am also an experienced technician myself with nearly 3 decades(ase master tech since '93) of experience so I understand the field . I'd really like to know wats goin on we thought uti was the best if that's the case why are they losing so many auto service professionals and do I need to worry about my daughter's saftey . Anyone who knows anything about this trade knows its dangerous . I'm concerned now after reading this thread can somone plz explain wtf is goin on

2 days ago by concerned parent | 1 reaction (+1/-0)
Post ID: @11UamRGp-cjar

Unfortunately these people are correct. You have every right to be concerned. Safety and where your money is going are two things you should be concerned about. I wont even hire from there. I would rather hire someone work them for a year then send them to school myself.

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-eqjy

The problem is that we have academics coming in and trying to dictate how things should be run in a live environment

They may be classroom "experts", but they don't understand how things work in a live of "lab" environment.

The instructors see issues with the method in how the academics want us to control the lab environment.

I don't compromise student safety in the lab because someone who has never taught technical education has a great idea. I have modified the checkpoints in the lab tasks to accomplish this.

It is frustrating for us because no one in corporate world will listen to reason. That is what you're reading here.

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-cvxe

my daughter is going to uti right now as we speak I am also an experienced technician myself with nearly 3 decades(ase master tech since '93) of experience so I understand the field . I'd really like to know wats goin on we thought uti was the best if that's the case why are they losing so many auto service professionals and do I need to worry about my daughter's saftey . Anyone who knows anything about this trade knows its dangerous . I'm concerned now after reading this thread can somone plz explain wtf is goin on

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-cjar

DK is an id–t. Has been a trainwreck since he left Glendale Heights. Wont be long, without KM to protect him hopefully someone will see him for what he is worth. I know he has driven off some really good and talented folks.

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-6uxd

The large number of problems we have in education can all be directly linked back to stupid decisions DK has made.

How that incredibly large, frighteningly stupid person still has a job at UTI in any capacity is beyond me.

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-5rpe

Here is the issue, we wrote those labs (10 years ago) for a class of 15. 5 groups of 3. It was doable. DK and his clown posse have watered them down and overfilled the classes to get what you have today. I worked my @$$ off on those labs and they never got used correctly. Pretty sad actually. We were told they were too hard and the fail rate was too high. Well the fail rate is still high only now it is at the workplace, not at school. I wont hire any graduates. They dont make it in the workplace.
The reality is most of their instructor staff is incapable of properly administering those lab tasks and you end up with what you have now. A bunch of whining.

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-ebk

Same here! We also expressed our concern with grading on the fly and Nikki blew us off. I add checkpoints in key places of my labs where they curently don’t exist just so I can grade students on theircomprehension of the task. I archive over 3,000 pages of labs in my class and I hear that my class doesn’t have as many labs as other classes. If you really want me to grade on the fly without making errors you are mistaken. My first priority is for the safety of all my students not your wallet. I will not jeopardize the safety of students so you can make your bonus.
“We haven’t had any problems at other campuses.” Really!! That line is just worn out and getting old Home Office.

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Post ID: @11UamRGp-ixo

That’s exactly what she said when we questioned her about grading on the fly vs lab accuracy.
Let’s face it, she just couldn’t understand that all students in the room are running with scissors at UTI.
But hey let’s read through thousands of labs on the fly and keep everyone safe.

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