Thursday, 03 December 2015 18:11

Universal Technical Institute® Named 2016 Military Friendly® Schools for 5th Straight Year

Universal Technical Institute®, a provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, announced in November that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

This designation includes Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute® and Marine Mechanics Institute®, and NASCAR Technical Institute.

Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

"Earning this award for the fifth consecutive year is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to help those who have served our country find opportunities to translate their skills to successful, stable post-military careers," said John Decoteau III, Vice President of Military Admissions, UTI. "We are proud of the successful outcomes we deliver for our veteran students and the support services we offer to help them transition from a military setting to a successful civilian career."

"Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. "Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation."

UTI will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, and special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine; and on www.MilitaryFriendly.com 

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals. A full list of board members can be found at www.MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board 

For more information about UTI's commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.uti.edu/student-services/military  

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