Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has opened enrollment for its new BMW FastTrack technician training program at the Exton, Pa. campus, one of several locations to begin offering the 12-week advanced training program in 2022. A collaboration between the luxury-class German automaker and UTI, a leading national provider of automotive technician training, BMW FastTrack will provide state-of-the-industry training on the latest models in production, utilizing the tools, technology, and procedures that are specific and proprietary to BMW vehicles. The program is scheduled to begin in August 2022.
Any student who completes UTI’s core automotive program is then eligible to apply for the additional BMW-specific training, which includes four technologies: workshop, electrical, chassis, and drivetrain. Once the BMW FastTrack curriculum is complete, graduates can earn seven BMW factory credentials and a BMW Associate Level Certification – after passing BMW-specific ASE testing and assessments. Graduates may also apply for additional, advanced training in the BMW STEP program, which is offered at BMW locations.
“We are thrilled to begin enrollment for the BMW FastTrack training programs at our Exton campus,” said Robert Kessler, campus president at UTI-Exton. “Students will be learning from top instructors in their respective fields, and BMW has made a substantial investment in this program by providing eight newer vehicles as training aids. This program makes our graduates even more prepared to enter the automotive workforce as BMW technicians immediately upon graduation. Graduates who go to work at a BMW dealership may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement and other incentives, so it’s a great opportunity for our students to increase their knowledge and prepare for a fulfilling, lifelong career.”
Tuition reimbursement is offered to eligible graduates on a quarterly basis, once they’re employed at an eligible BMW or Mini dealership. Full reimbursement of the FastTrack program’s cost is paid out if the graduate remains employed over a three-year period.
“There is a need for more highly skilled BMW technicians across our dealer network, so our alliance with Universal Technical Institute is critical to ensuring our dealers have the staff they need, and our customers receive the exemplary service they’ve come to expect,” said Gary Uyematsu, national technical training manager, BMW of North America. “Upon completion of the UTI program, technicians arrive at our dealers fully equipped to make an immediate contribution as maintenance level technicians.”