LISLE, Ill. - Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has opened a new 187,000 sq. ft. campus in the Chicago western suburb of Lisle. The campus is designed to accommodate about 2,000 students and up to 150 faculty and staff.
The new facility replaces another campus in nearby Glendale Heights.
As a regional campus, nearly half of UTI's students are from 100 miles or more away. It was important for UTI to remain in the Chicago region, allowing the campus to continue training future technicians and serving employers throughout the Midwest, the organization stated.
"We ... act upon the needs of our industry customers, who express a high demand for qualified technicians across the Midwest," said Julie Mueller, campus president of UTI-Lisle. "As such, the campus and curriculum reflect changes within the industry and in the way we educate our students. For instance, we dramatically increased the self-directed computer learning lab space to reflect the ongoing nature of how students best learn and study."
A formal community grand opening with area employers and community leaders is planned for March.
Posted by Holly Wagner