Thread regarding Universal Technical Institute Inc. layoffs

UTI Claims 88% Employment Rate?

"Our employment rates for 2014 and 2013 graduates were 88%. The employment calculation is based on all graduates, including those that completed manufacturer specific advanced training programs, from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 and October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, respectively, excluding graduates not available for employment because of continuing education, military service, health, incarceration, death or international student status. Graduates are counted as employed based on a verified understanding of the graduate's job duties to assess and confirm that the graduates primary job responsibilities are in his or her field of study. See Business - Graduate Employment" in this Report on Form 10-K for further discussion of our graduate employment activities. For 2014, we had approximately 9,900 total graduates, of which approximately 9,200 were available for employment. Of those graduates available for employment, approximately 8,100 were employed within one year of their graduation date, for a total of 88%. For 2013, we had approximately 10,600 total graduates, of which approximately 9,900 were available for employment. Of those graduates available for employment, approximately 8,700 were employed within one year of their graduation date, for a total of 88%." ....................................https://biz.yahoo.com/e/151202/uti10-k.html

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I have actually spoke with students that they have as "employed" that are not working in the field. I have also been sent lists of graduated asking if I knew about their employment status. They cant do it on their own. That was to my UTI email so I no longer have any of this.

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Post ID: @GWZCzbg-7uva

Devry got into major trouble with the FTC for making misleading claims about employment. And ITT Tech is also in trouble with AG's about its employment claims. Has anyone actually heard someone use this pitch with the numbers?

88% ? if you read some of the other posts one of them says how they get their 88% hire rate. Now I have heard from the grapevine that if they cant get ahold of a former student then consider them having a job, that's how they get their 88%. U.T.I. students in the field? 20% of them might actually keep a job for more than the probation period.

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Post ID: @GWZCzbg-3fzu

I bet these 15.00/hr losers at McDonalds are grads. Hell, all the grads I talk to think they are master techs and worth 30.00/hr becaues dey dun graduigated frum skool.

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Post ID: @GWZCzbg-2rul

LIES, LIES, and more LIES, this seems to be the M.O. for U.T.I. I was talking to a U.T.I. grad this weekend, he could only get a job at a NAPA auto parts store delivering parts, good thing he spent 30 grand going to school.

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Post ID: @GWZCzbg-2igz

it's misleading. if they call a student working at Mcdonalds and he mentions he used a crescent wrench to change out the soda fountain then UTI's employment team is told to log it as "employed in their field of study". Employment services people are told to listen for "key words" like "tools".

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Post ID: @GWZCzbg-2cnv

Do these claims of employment actually get investigated?

I know they contact the graduates or mark them as employed on an exit interview. Does anyone check?

88% of the ones I have hired are not still with it. I have worked with these people. It just dosent seem like good numbers.

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