Friday, 30 July 2021 15:16

New Program Aims to Reduce the Supply and Demand Imbalance for Auto Technicians in Southern California


...the San Diego area. Business is booming and we need more technicians to take care of our customers. We look forward to hiring UTI graduates and the career opportunity we offer to those joining our 'Winning Team.'"


The Grand Opening of the TPAT program in the Inland Empire on July 30 was attended by local elected officials from the City of Rancho Cucamonga and former Congresswoman Loretta L. Sanchez, now serving as an independent director of the board at UTI.


"For those of us who call Southern California home, it's no surprise that skilled automotive technicians are valued and in high demand," said Sanchez. "It's inspiring to see students so focused on their trade and learning from among the best instructors---all at a campus with advanced technology, resources and equipment to create a real-life learning environment. These students will serve as an inspiration to many Californians seeking this type of education."


Today's rapidly changing workforce offers opportunity for skilled transportation technicians. UTI partners with students to help them navigate the competitive job market. Students who complete the TPAT program explore career opportunities, receive hands-on training on the latest technologies from Toyota and Lexus and learn from other UTI graduates and local employers about the high need and earning potential for trained technicians.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast that by 2029, total employment for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians will exceed 1 million. To help reach that total, the transportation industry needs to fill nearly 100,000 technician job openings on average annually during this period. 


The Toyota TPAT program will accept applications at the Rancho Cucamonga campus throughout the year. For more information or to enroll, students should visit www.uti.edu/toyota.


Source: UTI


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