Thread regarding Universal Technical Institute Inc. layoffs

Good luck to our coworkers at the Norwood campus. All I can say is that at other campuses the mood is not great about the whole thing

Good luck to our coworkers at the Norwood campus. All I can say is that at other campuses the mood is not great about the whole thing. Overall student numbers are down and that is always a constant worry. We hear it at every meeting we go to. You get the vibe from management that things aren't great. Everyone wonders if there will be another RIF or that campus closure is next.

I just don't understand why they felt the need to open more campuses when the existing ones were not even close to being filled. Poor Management clearly!

Some of the other posters commented about the starting pay in the field as $16.00 per hour, in our area it's actually less than that!

Good luck and God Bless!

Think that this is an on-point post from @XLWT3ga-4mtl that deserves more visibility on this board.

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When dealers come out to talk to students and tell them they can make 6 figures fixing cars all the instructors roll their eyes. We wouldn't be at UTI if that were true.

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Post ID: @XPoyFbp-5hnu

First, I cannot see how they are going to stay in business with instructors that out dated as with the information they teach. There are a slim few that can actually fix cars and trucks,but there are many that are just collecting a pay check, because they could not cut it in the automotive field. Even came across one with no auto experience at ALL! The main reason is completion rates. This is all management cares about, push'em through to get paid. Students leave with huge debt, little knowledge of how to really fix a problem with a car, and the company wonders why they cannot get enough butts in seats at any of the campuses. Watched some instructors giving and even assisting students during there testing, so the students could pass. This is so wrong! This is not teaching or educating. I am glad to finally see that it is catching up with this company. To anyone looking to go to UTI, do your homework before getting caught in the hype when they have you go for a tour. Pay close attention to instructor to student interaction, they are being given the answers and the students are just filling in there papers. Ask the students to explain what they are doing and watch the reactions you get. I did, it's a flipping joke, they did not even know what they were doing! ( I was told to write this in by there instructor) In order for this company to turn itself around, they need to get rid of all the management, that has no business in an automotive school, that have no automotive background or experience. They just do not understand fully of how this industry works.

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Post ID: @XPoyFbp-3bop

enough with the urinary talk. it's silly and juvenile. the company abbreviation is not why the company is tanking. it's because paying 40k to learn auto repair that pays 15 bucks an hour flat rate is inherently stupid. They talk about the growing demand for technicians. there is a demand but it's because there is such turnover in dealerships and shops. think about it. when is the last time you saw a rich auto repair guy? or happy one? it's a job they are all working to get out of not into.

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Post ID: @XPoyFbp-2aln

When my wife worked the front desk, she would get calls from time to time from women wanting to see a doctor for their UTI’s. She would tell them it was an automotive school but be met with resistance and told the web search came up with their number!

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Post ID: @XPoyFbp-2nhj

I noticed the Rancho campus hasn't rented out the office space they've been trying to lease. No takers.

What the poster said above about the name UTI is true. There's absolutely nothing automotive about it. I do recall on several meetings or events, the fact that urinary tract infection comes up in search engines for UTI was a concern. Perhaps home office should rebrand and at least try to use auto in their name. Sell the big campuses, relocate to smaller buildings, adopt a "college" feel and bring tuition down. But, they never will if anything they'll just increase tuition, keep their big 1990s building and then the executives will give themselves more bonuses.

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Post ID: @XPoyFbp-1lxu

I never understood the acronym this company uses. UTI?? Urinary Tract Infection? The first thing I thing about when somebody mentions this company. Not well thought out I think. Even when you say the name fully Universal Technical Institute, Automotive or related industries doesn't come to mind. IBM=International Business Machines, UTI=Urinary Tract Infection

I think the companies and branding says much about management.

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Post ID: @XPoyFbp-1qin

the feeling is March will see some layoffs as the reforecast exposes just how in the hole the company is. also watch for announcements about the Exton and Sacramento locations as the fire sale picks up steam.

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