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UTI to expand welding technology program into Southern California

Long Beach, Calif.—Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has announced the expansion of its Welding Technology program at its Long Beach, Calif., campus, to begin in August.

“Expanding our welding program is part of our growth strategy, which includes finding innovative ways to attract and serve more students, utilizing space in our legacy campuses and better meeting employers’ growing need for skilled workers,” said Jerome Grant, UTI’s CEO. “Welding broadens our student base and lets us serve a much wider range of industry customers. At the same time, it complements our core technical training business and is consistent with our commitment to quality education that prepares students for rewarding careers.”

The existing welding program at the company’s Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., campus is performing well and are operating at or near full capacity, he said.

UTI’s 36-week Welding Technology program includes state-of-the-industry technology along with hands-on training and instruction that prepares students for certification via the American Welding Society.

The program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and gives students the knowledge and skills to work in the transportation, construction, structural, pipe and fabrication industries. Courses include Principles of Welding, Gas Metal and Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Pipe Welding, and Safety.

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