CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 27, 2019 — UEI College’s Chula Vista campus is on the move! After 20 years at its current location, UEI College is moving down the street to a new campus located at 1261 Third Ave, Suite A. The new campus is conveniently located and easily accessible from the 5 and 805 freeways, two major Metropolitan Transit Routes (MTS), and the Trolley UC San Diego Blue Line. Programs at the vocational school are hands-on and immersive, so students at the new Chula Vista location will appreciate the additional practice space for UEI’s career training programs, including the addition of their new Automotive Technician training program.
The addition of UEI’s Automotive Technician program to the Chula Vista campus is a timely answer to a growing need in the automotive world. From the popularity of alternative-fuel vehicles and the retirement of a significant percentage of the Boomer workforce to the affordability and availability of mid-price-range cars, opportunities for driven, experienced, and eager automotive technicians are in high demand. Car and Driver reports that the U.S. is experiencing a shortage of entry-level automotive technicians who are ready to face the demand at dealerships, body shops, and other areas of the auto industry, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs for service technicians and mechanics will keep pace with overall occupational growth throughout the U.S.
The Automotive Technician program is student-focused, providing learners with a unique experience. While studying with professionals from the automotive field, students will be encouraged to dive in and experiment, learning from their practice in UEI’s automotive shop labs. Students will learn basic and advanced skills to help build the foundation they need to bring value to automotive shops.
Campus President Joe Bartolome is thrilled for the changes. “I started my career with UEI College in the San Diego area many years ago and, as a resident of Chula Vista, I’m proud to be back serving the Chula Vista community for the last two years. I am equally excited as being the first Campus President to help build the first Automotive program with my colleagues in 2011 at the Gardena campus, we are now able to offer this trade in Chula Vista and surrounding communities.”
In addition to the Automotive Technician program, the new location will continue to offer training for entry-level careers in healthcare, trades, business, and criminal justice with programs like Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Criminal Justice, and Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC). Students can earn a diploma, utilize the skills learned in class, and be ready to build their future in as few as 10 months for most… (continue reading)