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Universal Technical Institute Prepares to Help Meet Demand for Skilled Welders in Pennsylvania

August 16, 2022
Written by: ercc-marketing

Enrollment now open for Welding Technology Program at UTI-Exton

EXTON, Pa. (March 14, 2022) – Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is pleased to announce the expansion of its welding program to its Exton, Pa. campus. This represents the ninth welding program launched at a UTI campus nationwide, with two additional programs scheduled to launch in 2022 at the new UTI campuses in Austin, Texas and Miramar, Fla. With demand for many skilled trades increasing, UTI-Exton’s Welding Technology program is designed to be completed in less than nine months. Enrollment is now open, with training set to begin in July 2022.

The newly offered program was developed in conjunction with global manufacturer Lincoln Electric, and covers topics that include safety guidelines, pipe welding and major welding processes. In addition to receiving hands-on training in the lab environment, students are also prepared to test for various welding certifications upon graduation.  

“We are pleased to expand our course offerings and include welding instruction at our Exton campus,” said Robert Kessler, campus president at UTI Exton. “As with our automotive and diesel technician training programs, Welding Technology graduates will enter the workforce with state-of-the-industry training and the knowledge and expertise our experienced welding instructors share with them.” 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates occupational growth for welders to increase by eight percent through 2030, with an annual average of 49,200 welding job openings nationwide.[1] Meanwhile, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for highest employment level for welders, while simultaneously ranking above the national average of annual median pay.[2],[3]

"As graduating high school students and career changers consider technical careers, we are committed to delivering growth through innovative education to attract and serve more students, while meeting the nation's need for skilled welders,” said Jerome A. Grant, CEO at UTI. "Welding is a vital piece of our education platform. It allows more students to earn a meaningful education, which in turn benefits a broader range of industry employers.”

For more information on UTI’s welding programs and locations, visit https://www.uti.edu/programs/welding.

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Phoenix, Universal Technical Institute's (NYSE: UTI) mission is to serve our students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers. Approximately 250,000 students have graduated from one of UTI's 14 campuses located across Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. UTI's campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), while its employer-aligned technical training programs are offered under four brands: Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute / Marine Mechanics Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute, and MIAT College of Technology. For more information and a complete list of all programs offered, please visit www.uti.edu or follow on LinkedIn @UniversalTechnicalInstitute and Twitter @news_UTI.


[1] For Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 49,200 between 2020 and 2030.  Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements.  See https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/occupational-separations-and-openings.htm U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed February 4, 2022.

[2] UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

[3] UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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