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UTI offering free auto repair course for high school juniors

Universal Technical Institute in Sacramento is offering a free summer program to train high school juniors in fundamental automotive, diesel and collision repair technician skills.

The “Ignite” program also is being launched at UTI’s other 11 campuses nationwide.

Participating students at 4100 Duckhorn Drive off Interstate 5 will receive hands-on training and will be eligible for testing to receive course credit.

“We’re seeing significant demand for UTI graduates across the transportation sector, and our employer partners tell us they need more trained technicians,” said Tess Dubois-Carey , president of UTI’s Sacramento campus. “Our free Ignite program is a great way to both introduce high school students to a UTI education and open their eyes to the many career opportunities available to trained transportation technicians.”

During the program’s two, three-week courses, the curriculum emphasizes the high-tech nature of today’s transportation industry. Students will have the opportunity to meet UTI graduates and meet with local employers.

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