12 Jul Motorcycle Mechanics Institute with Educational Manager Gary Stiles
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Hey guys! Welcome to Episode 11 – Get into the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute with Educational Manager Gary Stiles. Today’s episode goes into the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) based in Phoenix, Arizona. MMI is a program of the Universal Technical Institute which has locations all over the United States. UTI provides mechanic certification in a ton of different vehicle types, ranging from all terrain vehicles, NASCAR, marine watercraft, and motorcycles. Educational Manager Gary Stiles talks about what makes MMI so unique, the amount of manufacturers that have endorsed the program, and what they are looking for in applicants. Becoming a motorcycle mechanic can lead to jobs anywhere in the United States, and Gary even talks about how dealership recruiters even hire their students before they graduate the MMI program. Enjoy the episode!
For information on Universal Technical Institute: http://www.uti.edu/
1:04 Start of Interview
1:37 Background of Gary Stiles
4:06 What Gary Stiles does as an Educational Manager for MMI
5:38 What is the Universal Technical Institute?
7:04 What makes UTI unique?
8:39 What is the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute?
13:35 What are the hours? Do you have homework?
15:06 What is the cost to attend MMI?
17:28 Is there commonalities between all of MMI’s elective programs?
19:37 Is MMI only in Phoenix, AZ?
20:20 Does MMI offer housing?
22:17 What skill sets are graduates going to walk away with upon graduating MMI?
23:21 What makes MMI unique versus any other motorcycle repair schools out there?
25:01 How hard is the MMI Program?
26:58 How many times a year is MMI programs offered?
28:42 What is the application process? How far out should you apply?
32:21 What are you looking for in an applicant?
34:20 Financial Aid and GI Bill
36:54 Employment after MMI
39:51 Are employers requiring a certification from job applicants?
41:27 Does MMI offer dealership business courses?
42:44 Why get a degree from MMI versus getting a liberal arts degree?
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