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Old 03-16-2010, 01:10 AM   #1
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help me out which one is better Nashville auto-diesel or Universal Technical Institute?
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whichever one has the hottest chicks.
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whichever one has the hottest chicks.
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I don't expect the pool of hotties to be too large at Nashville Auto-Diesel or UTI. Not too sure about the first one, but I know someone who was satisfied with the second. I was 100% dissatisfied with VC Technical where I went for ASE stuff. 2 years and $30k for nothing.
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I am a graduate of UTI and the Audi Academy. I promptly quit my job with Audi when my unreasonable boss decided to not pay me, or fix the problem after I brought it to his attention. I am now better off.

Either way I learned a lot at UTI, but that school is hit or miss. It's really up to the student in a place like that.
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Skip school, get yourself a job at a dealership and work your way up. Speaking from experience those schools are a major waste of $$.
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whichever one has the hottest chicks.
or least amount of hippies.
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Skip school, get yourself a job at a dealership and work your way up. Speaking from experience those schools are a major waste of $$.
They do charge way more than they should for those schools, but I think if you really want to be a tech for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Bentley they are honestly worth the money. For what it's worth I have about $10,000 worth of free tools from graduating UTI and AA ($5,000 voucher from both). I worked at a private shop while I was going to school at UTI. Other kids that were lucky enough worked at the dealership they wanted to get a job with when they graduated. If you go to UTI you need an automotive job also while attending. Experience is obviously a huge part of the job.

Although things may have changed since I went there.
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or least amount of hippies.
or hipsters

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....quit my job with Audi...or fix the problem after I brought it to his attention.
unintended acceleration?
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or hipsters

or "scenester" if you will, is just a hippie with wealthy parents, homosexual tendencies and an inferiority complex.
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or "scenester" if you will, is just a hippie with wealthy parents, homosexual tendencies and an inferiority complex.
Who wear women's clothing..
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and parents are metrosexuals
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I know two guys that went to those schools.

One went for two years, never finished and owes lots of money. I think he realized that even though they claim good placement, prospects were getting slim.

The other excelled and ended up as a Saab tech. He's been out of a job for over a year.


My uncle is a master mechanic. Put up with working for other people, I think he started at his Dad's dealership, studied his *** off on his own time and got all of his certs. He opened his own shop and is enjoying life now.
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I'd just work at any dealership that would hire you and study and take a bunch of ASE certification tests to build your resumé. Any decent local technical school will have night/weekend courses for working mechanics to continue their pursuit of certifications and knowledge for a fraction of the price of UTI.

I know a guy who went to MMI (for motorcycles) and said it was the biggest waste of money he ever experienced. He will be continuing to pay for it for quite a few more years, too. He said the pay doesn't go up for graduates vs. non-graduates. Only experience and the demonstration of knowledge accounts for better job offers in his experience. You can either do the work or you can't.

Most car dealerships pay book time on repair work so it is sink or swim for all mechanics anyway. Spend the money on more tools to be more efficient instead. Be nice to the more experienced mechanics and they will teach you the shortcuts and tricks of the trade for making money.
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I'd just work at any dealership that would hire you and study and take a bunch of ASE certification tests to build your resumé. Any decent local technical school will have night/weekend courses for working mechanics to continue their pursuit of certifications and knowledge for a fraction of the price of UTI.

I know a guy who went to MMI (for motorcycles) and said it was the biggest waste of money he ever experienced. He will be continuing to pay for it for quite a few more years, too. He said the pay doesn't go up for graduates vs. non-graduates. Only experience and the demonstration of knowledge accounts for better job offers in his experience. You can either do the work or you can't.

Most car dealerships pay book time on repair work so it is sink or swim for all mechanics anyway. Spend the money on more tools to be more efficient instead. Be nice to the more experienced mechanics and they will teach you the shortcuts and tricks of the trade for making money.
that sounds so good but i currently work at a dealership and they want me to sign a contract with them to go to uti or nadc, I'm stumped I don't know what to do?
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Honestly that is not a bad deal. Will they be willing to help with tuition? If they won't make sure that upon graduation they will hire you for a competitive $/hr for a reasonable amount of time. Get it in the contract. You don't want to go to school for a year, pay all that money, and then find out the job is no longer available.
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Honestly that is not a bad deal. Will they be willing to help with tuition? If they won't make sure that upon graduation they will hire you for a competitive $/hr for a reasonable amount of time. Get it in the contract. You don't want to go to school for a year, pay all that money, and then find out the job is no longer available.
+1 ^This.

So they want you to go to school on your own dime and time or you lose your job?

Nashville has a pretty lively bar scene if you can handle the music, hahaha!

If you chose UTI, would you go to Houston or Orlando or where?
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huston.. they told me today that they would help me with school..
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Honestly that is not a bad deal. Will they be willing to help with tuition? If they won't make sure that upon graduation they will hire you for a competitive $/hr for a reasonable amount of time. Get it in the contract. You don't want to go to school for a year, pay all that money, and then find out the job is no longer available.
The school I went to claimed they did job placement for all student to good companies. They did, sort of. If by a good job you mean Jim Bob's Oil Change making $7/hr. To be fair, they did give me a chance to train with BMW since I was top of my class, but I turned it down like a ******* retard.
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Am I the only one who giggles whenever UTI is mentioned?
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