June 2023 Student Spotlight
June 9, 2023
Colin Evridge, from Silt, Colorado, was drawn to the trades through a local feed store. Working there for 3 years in high school, he says that it “taught him the value of learning a skill”, and he’s been interested in the trades since. When he began to look into trade schools, he googled WyoTech and it came up at the top of the search, so he contacted the school. “I was pretty impressed that one of your representatives would drive down to my house to talk to me at my dining room table.” He says that, while financing was a bit of a challenge, WyoTech made it possible through the student-parent loan, and that he’s very grateful for his parents allowing him to use that until he can pay the loans. Putting his passion for hard work to use, Colin says that in his Diesel program at WyoTech, he had the opportunity to work on a Kenworth K300 Semi truck, as well as several other pieces of equipment. In his specialty program of Chassis Fabrication, he was able to work on his instructor, Roger’s, “weird…Shaggin Wagon truck”, a unique combination of a van and a truck. He plans on using the education he’s received at WyoTech to build his 7.3 Powerstroke pickup.
Colin tells those who are looking into WyoTech to do their research before they come to the school- “Really know what industry and career you’re looking at going into. Part of me wishes I could have taken both the Auto and the Diesel programs, because the Auto program covers a lot of mid-size, light duty diesel pickups as well, and it would have been neat to learn both.”
Forge your path at WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. We are a destination school for future technicians pursuing full-time training in Automotive, Diesel, and Collision & Refinishing. Pair your core training with six specialty programs in Street Rod, High-Performance Power Trains, Applied Service Management, Chassis Fabrication, Advanced Diesel, and Trim & Upholstery.