Universal Technical Institute's reply to:
Universal Technical Institute - Technical Training Review from Lake Villa, Illinois
The instructors are unprofessional. They bring their problems at home to work.
Just because you are provided with an education does not mean you are going to graduate with the adequate skills to work. The reality is you need to work in a shop next to techs that have been working on cars for a long time.
I was a mechanic for total of 6 years, Infiniti for about 2. (No longer work on cars.. Moved on to something else)
Let me tell you this... Save your money... You are better off buying a bag off *** and a case of beer everyday for the rest of your life than paying off your overpriced tuition, buying tools with the pay check that isn't much higher than minimum wage. You are going to need about $4,000 at least in tools.
If you have kids (not that I do) you won't be able to feed your family.
UTI's ads are FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!
They project the IDEA to you that you are going to be ripping engines apart all day left and right everyday. You won't.
You are going to be dealing with headaches. Getting screwed over on warranty pay and have fun with the PAPERWORK.. Which they have promised you in their commercials that you won't have to do. Working on cars is not fun. No real mechanic will tell you it's SO MUCH FUN!!! Unless they are on prescription medication and/or drunk.
Several mechanics told me to GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN.. So I did, and I'm glad I made that decision.
You might be thinking to yourself that cars are your life, and this is something that you really want to do. I understand your passion, because I love having my toolbox in my own garage. I would really consider other career options but if you really MUST work on cars than start by working a shop and learn from other techs. You will learn more than you will at UTI... You you won't be billed $35,000. Think of what you can do with that money.
REMEMBER: UTI is a CORPORATION.. THEY WANT YOUR MONEY. Your failure is not their problem.
Reason of review: Other issue.