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“We’re committed to continuing the legacy of WyoTech and making the right decisions to get us there,” Mathis said.
Founded in Laramie in 1966, WyoTech provides concentrated training programs (Automotive Technology, Collision Refinishing Technology, and Diesel Technology) that prepare students for careers as technicians in the automotive and diesel industry.
A WyoTech graduate himself, Mathis served as president of the school until its acquisition in 2002. Now the CEO, and bolstered by a passionate ownership team, he’s dedicated to bringing back the caliber of excellence and quality of training around which WyoTech built its reputation.
“Over the next two to three years, we plan on building up to around 500 to 600 students,” Mathis said.
In November 2017, the school’s previous ownership group announced it was closing all WyoTech locations across the US to focus on other endeavors. Currently, the Laramie campus is the only location where classes are available.
WyoTech was founded in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1966. The goal of the school was simple: Provide a top-notch, concentrated training program that prepared students for the growing demand for technicians in the automotive and diesel industry.
Since that time, WyoTech has helped tens of thousands of graduates obtain training and go on to pursue great careers with a seemingly endless list of companies located all across the globe.
What has always made WyoTech different from other schools is the way our curriculum is designed and delivered, and the way we focus on developing the “whole” technician. Our curriculum is delivered to students as they attend class and shop for 8 hours a day. This not only allows our students to complete their programs sooner, but also prepares them for the schedule they’ll encounter when they go on to their career. In addition to developing technician skills, we also focus on developing “soft skills,” like customer service, professional demeanor and appearance, and a heavy focus on attendance. Many employers have told us this leads to a very well-rounded graduate who acclimates well to their workplace.
Over the past 15 years, WyoTech has undergone a couple of ownership changes. The most recent ownership group announced in November of 2017 that it was closing all WyoTech campuses across the US to focus on other endeavors. On July 2, 2018, the new, local ownership group—led by former WyoTech president and alumni Jim Mathis—purchased the Laramie, Wyoming, campus from its previous ownership. This campus will continue to offer the excellent training that has become synonymous with WyoTech.
As the new CEO, Jim has assembled a team of people who are as dedicated and passionate as he is about helping people prepare for careers in the industry. A graduate of the WyoTech diesel program himself, Jim went on to teach at WyoTech and ultimately became President of the school up until it was acquired in 2002.
Under new leadership, we’re committed to continuing the legacy and living the ideals of WyoTech as we prepare aspiring technicians for one of the most robust job markets the industry has seen in decades.
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