Randy McGinty has worked in the collision repair industry for more than 25 years. He got his start working in independent body shops before moving to dealerships and eventually owning his own body shop. After more than a decade of owning and operating his own body shop, McGinty lost the lease on his building, which left him wondering what to do next. His wife suggested he try his hand at being an instructor and apply for an open teaching position at the Universal Technical Institute in Houston.
“I didn’t really know what I wanted to do next,” McGinty said. “I had been teaching people that worked for me and that I worked beside… I took all my credentials and everything else and presented it to UTI and, after a series of tests, they decided to hire me. They taught me how to teach, and I’ve been here ever since.”
McGinty teaches both structural and non-structural automotive repair classes at UTI Houston. Earlier this year, McGinty made history by being the first person to complete every collision repair training course offered by Chief University, the technical training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies. For his efforts, he was granted the advanced master structural technician and advanced master structural damage analysis professional certifications.
It took McGinty more than 120 course hours and nearly 10 years to complete all of the collision repair training. It’s a feat that McGinty said just wouldn’t have been possible without the support he received from UTI Houston.
“The only reason I was able to take all of these classes was due to my education managers and education directors here at the Universal Technical Institute,” he said. “Without their help and blessings, this would have never ever happened.”
When he’s not busy taking classes or teaching students, McGinty and his wife enjoy riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, camping, grilling and watching movies.
For more information on Randy McGinty or UTI Houston, call 281-443-6262 or visit www.uti.edu. You can also connect with UTI on Facebook and Twitter.
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