WyoTech also aims to help the U.S. automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, motorcycle and marine technology industries clear the backlog of unfilled jobs — while creating a pipeline of future applicants — by connecting employers and hiring managers with highly skilled technicians and facilitating easy networking among alumni from its three campuses.
“Technical education is the answer to America’s widening skills gap and glut of unfilled positions,” said John Hurd, AVP Strategic Relations for WyoTech. “Through our new alumni association, we want to send the message that WyoTech graduates are uniquely qualified to enter some of the most in-demand careers of the 21st century. At WyoTech, they learned what it takes to become a highly sought-after technician from master instructors. But their training doesn’t stop there. We’re dedicated to providing alumni with lifelong career development and a meaningful place to connect with others driven by their passion and ready to start or advance their careers.”
WyoTech will commence alumni association activities in January 2018. In advance of the start date, WyoTech is seeking nominations for the inaugural board of directors. Ideal candidates are graduates of WyoTech, leaders in their profession, committed volunteers, members of workforce boards or industry associations, and individuals who are passionate about the value of a WyoTech education.
As just one example of how WyoTech is committed to strengthening its alumni community, the alumni association board of directors will be on the front lines, representing their peers and professions to the industry and soliciting insight from companies that have hired graduates. The alumni association will provide invaluable trend data and realworld perspectives to help WyoTech tailor programs to best prepare students for long-term career success — supplementing the work WyoTech’s career advisors do.
Nominations will be accepted through the end of the year and can be sent to Kristin Schneider, WyoTech AVP of Alumni Engagement: Kristin.schneider@Zenith.org.