LARAMIE, WY (April 30, 2020) – Following the March 19, 2020 issuance of public health orders by the State of Wyoming Governor, WyoTech made the decision to pause student instruction while it developed a plan of operation allowing WyoTech to resume teaching true to its brand and values. WyoTech is firmly committed to an instructional model which relies upon hands-on learning. With the assistance of the Wyoming Governor’s Office, Wyoming State Health Officer, Albany County Health Officer, and local officials, WyoTech developed its “Protocol to Promote a Safe and Healthy Environment.” The Protocol, developed with and now approved by state and county health officials, will allow WyoTech to resume teaching and instruction on May 11, 2020. “WyoTech’s plan has implemented the Centers for Disease Control social distancing and hygiene guidelines and can safely reopen,” says County Health Officer Dr. Jean Allais. Governor Mark Gordon adds, “I want to commend WyoTech for innovating during this challenging time and for working with city, county, and state officials to develop a detailed operational plan that protects student and staff health.”
WyoTech is a privately-owned transportation and automotive trade school led by Jim Mathis. “We are committed to providing the training, encouragement, structure, and necessary support to see each and every one of our students be safe and successful,” says Mathis. WyoTech leadership remains committed to responsibly providing safe instruction as it approaches this resumption of classes. WyoTech’s Protocol adopts heightened public health measures and procedures conforming with local, state, and national guidelines.
As the United States begins to adapt to a new world that lives with COVID-19, WyoTech is taking careful precautions to keep students and staff safe while also navigating a responsible return to business. Josh Dorrell, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council, is a strong advocate of WyoTech and says, “Throughout its history, WyoTech has found creative ways to overcome adversity, and dealing with COVID-19 is no different. In addition to finding a way to safely serve a new class of students, their team took this time to explore new ways to deliver their outstanding and important educational content while maintaining their brand. They are a great example of how a business can turn challenges into strengths.”
WyoTech’s unique training and education model is world renowned, and provides the optimal student experience, delivered by exceptionally well-trained instructors. Its teaching facilities mirror the work environment and conditions students will experience in the real world. WyoTech graduates become career-ready in as little as 9-months and enter the workforce with the training they need to be immediately productive. WyoTech employees, instructors, and students get to know and support one another through the availability of on-site student housing in conjunction with massive shop square footage allocations. WyoTech offers a robust educational experience where students are able to prepare for an esteemed career through applied, hands-on learning.
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