Technical Education Leader’s Response To Pandemic And New Blended Training Model Lead To Employment For Graduates

PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the pandemic continues to deliver a colossal shock to the economy, with weekly unemployment claims increasing to 870,000 for the week ending September 19 and topping an unprecedented 700,000 each week for over six months, Universal Technical Institute‘s (NYSE: UTI) pandemic response plan and blended training model are delivering results, with graduates finding employment across the nation.

“In a time of extraordinary challenges, our students are completing their education and going to work,” said Jerome A. Grant, Chief Executive Officer. “The fact that there are good jobs waiting for our graduates speaks to industry’s urgent demand for skilled technicians and the quality of our industry-aligned education model.”

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated pre-pandemic there will be more than 110,000 job openings for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians on average annually across the U.S.

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Penjana KPT-CAP helps graduates attune to new job demands



a group of people walking on a sidewalk: PENJANA KPT-CAP, to begin in October, will be conducted by academics, practitioners and industry players at selected higher education institutions nationwide. - NSTP/File pic


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PENJANA KPT-CAP, to begin in October, will be conducted by academics, practitioners and industry players at selected higher education institutions nationwide. – NSTP/File pic

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has allocated RM100 million for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) known as PENJANA KPT-CAP to help graduates attune themselves to the new demands in the job market due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad said the programme, which aims to reskill and upskill the participating graduates, consisted of three sub-programmes, namely the Place and Train, Entrepreneurship, and Gig Economy.

“Place and Train is a programme that provides competency training by industry players to participants of the PENJANA KPT-CAP.

“Upon completion of the training, some participants will stand a chance of securing a job placement in the participating industries,” she said in a statement today.

She said the Entrepreneurship programme offer insights

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