The Universal Technical Institute-Miramar campus celebrated its first anniversary and significant milestones last month. As the second Universal Technical Institute campus in Florida, the opening of UTI-Miramar corresponds with UTI’s ongoing strategic growth and diversification plan that includes extending its transportation, skilled trades, and energy education programs offerings in high demand geographic regions. UTI-Miramar offers four core programs: Automotive Technology II, Diesel Technology II, Welding Technology, and combined Automotive and Diesel Technology II.

The campus is offering two additional programs this year – Airframe and Powerplant and BMW FastTrack training.

In the Airframe and Powerplant Technician program, students learn to troubleshoot and perform aircraft repairs and routine maintenance, inspect aircraft, and follow FAA rules and regulations. Students can complete aircraft mechanic school training in two years or less.

The BMW FastTrack program is 12 weeks of intensive BMW-specific training on current models of some of the world’s most precision-based driving machines. The four focus areas include Workshop Technology, Electrical Technology, Chassis Technology and Drivetrain Technology. Graduates of the program earn seven factory credentials. They may achieve a BMW Associate Level III Certification after completing BMW-specific Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and hands-on assessments.

Within the first year of operating, UTI-Miramar hosted five formal graduation ceremonies attended by hundreds of supportive friends and relatives. During its inaugural year, UTI-Miramar faculty and staff have hosted career fairs and open houses as well as: women in STEM sessions attended by 150 high school students from the surrounding communities; events with over 25 high school BRACE counselors to discuss skilled trade career opportunities; Auto Tech and Top Tech Challenges with 42 total participants; summer 2023 Ignite session with 17 high school students approaching their senior year; two career fairs, and two national open houses.