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Empowering Women in the Skilled Trades

UTI teams up with IGNITE Worldwide to support the advancement of women in the trades.
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Empowering Women in the Skilled Trades

UTI teams up with IGNITE Worldwide to support the advancement of women in the trades.

A career in the STEM skilled trades can be exciting. And with companies realizing the importance of having a diverse workforce, doors are opening to opportunities for women. This is why Universal Technical Institute1 has teamed up with IGNITE worldwide, an organization dedicated to achieving gender equality in STEM-related fields.

UTI’s Relationship With IGNITE Worldwide

IGNITE Worldwide promotes economic equality and workforce development by cultivating a diverse pipeline of talent and supporting a sustainable future for girls and their families. Through hands-on events, it connects students with role models in their communities to show them possibilities for their futures.

Women are typically underrepresented in the trades, and UTI is working with IGNITE Worldwide to change this. We’ve seen female graduates who pursue careers in the industry achieve amazing things, and our mission is to inspire others and show them they’re capable of doing the same.6

What’s It Like to Attend an IGNITE Event?

UTI’s IGNITE Worldwide events provide an interactive opportunity for female or female-identifying high school students and high school counselors to learn more about the careers available in transportation and other skilled STEM trades. They include:

  • A campus tour
  • Hands-on, project-based training exercises
  • A panel discussion featuring employers and successful women in the field

To help the next generation get their start, UTI is making more than $100,000 in tuition grants available.10 Any female high school senior who attends an onsite or virtual IGNITE Worldwide event will be eligible to apply for a grant by completing an application and submitting a brief essay or selfie-style video.

Upcoming Events

UTI is looking forward to bringing IGNITE Worldwide events to our campuses across the nation. Browse the selections below to find an upcoming event near you!

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