Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) confirmed the expansion of its Welding Technology Training Program at both its Houston and Long Beach campuses. The company also announced its welding program is scheduled to launch at UTI-Lisle outside Chicago in early 2021. These three campuses join UTI campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Avondale, Ariz., and Dallas, Texas in offering the program, which was developed in partnership with global welding industry leader, Lincoln Electric.
“Houston and Long Beach, rank first and third, respectively, among metro areas with the highest employment levels for welding,” said Sherrell Smith, Executive Vice President of Campus Operations. “Welding technicians have never been more vital to our nation’s economy, and the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a bright light on the essential work these men and women do to support critical infrastructure projects. We expect welding to continue to be a high enrollment and employment growth area for UTI.”