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Thank you for providing feedback regarding Marine Mechanics Institute and Universal Technical Institute (UTI). We are sorry your employment search experience was not a positive one. While it is UTI’s sincere desire to understand your frustration, our customer service representative has not been able to reach out to you directly because your contact information was not provided. As a leading provider of training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, UTI and MMI have graduated more than 200,000 technicians during more than 50 years in business. Our reputation is built not only on the quality of our training and instructors but also the success that UTI graduates experience in their careers. Please reach out to us directly. We would like the opportunity to address your concerns in person.
Columbia, South Carolina

I graduated MMI Orlando with a 4.00 GPA and perfect attendance on 06/25/2010. The job started at $10.00/hour.

After seven months all I was offered was the same pay plus 5% commission. I had to move back home because I couldn't afford to pay my bills. I did get another mechanic job near Myrtle Beach (which was near my moms house). It payed even less (8.30/hour + comm) and three months later I was layed off for lack of business in July of 2011!

Now I'm $30,000 in debt with nothing but tools and bruised nuckles. Also, the need for boat technicians are few and far between.

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Flat rate, flat rate, flat rate. Quit crying about you hourly rate and get to work.

If you are lazy and only make 40 hours on your weekly pay that is your fault and why you cant keep a job. Get to work, they trained you, I know the education they offer there, and from what you say I would FIRE you too.


and it's their fault why??????