Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the skilled trades division of Universal Technical Institute, announced it will consolidate its Houston operations to align the curriculum, student-facing systems, and support services to better serve students seeking careers in in-demand fields.
As part of the transition, the MIAT-Houston campus, acquired in November 2021, will begin operating under the UTI brand and implement a phased teach-out agreement starting in May 2024. MIAT-Houston and UTI-Houston are strategically located less than a quarter of a mile apart off Interstate 45 in the north section of the city.
Both facilities will remain in use post-consolidation.
The current UTI-Houston President, Darrin Brust, will continue overseeing the consolidated campus operation. These include programs in Aviation, Automotive Technology, Robotics and Automation, Welding, and others.
“With this transition students will have access to the expanded student and career support services that UTI provides and will also benefit by a more streamlined and standardized educational delivery model. Other benefits include allowing future students to complete certain programs more quickly,” said Tracy Lorenz, president of the UTI Division. “Beginning in May, existing faculty will teach consistent course objectives and similar programs, and classes and labs will continue in the same location(s) using the same technology and equipment.”