Wyotech Laramie not dead yet. More news to follow.
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Not going to happen.
Agreed, it's not like it was in 2002 when he left. Today's youth aren't interested in the automotive industry except for the ones that can't get into a regular college and all the for-profits s---ed all the money out of the VA, including WyoTech.
I believe Mathis is doing this because he wants to return to the glory days. The issue is that For Profit schools are not an easy sale to students like they were 20 years ago. You mix that in with the fact students are not crazy about relocating and many not interested in automotive careers anymore. The other issue is UTI and Lincoln Tech etc will always bring up Wyo Tech closing and we know those reps at those schools have no ethics. The real main issue is if money is scarce he will not be able to spend allot in media advertising and will have to rely on recycled HS reps that are not that good anymore to bring in 30-40 starts a year and we know that will not happen. I would also believe he would focus on neighboring states and the populations aren't that high to maximize student starts from those states. He better have more then the 5 million loan from Laramie or doors will close a year later.
Mathis hopes to reopen Laramie in July with 20 students if ECMC approves the sale. He received a letter of intent from ECMC. If the sale goes through WyoTech Laramie will be a family owned local automotive school.
No way ECMC selling..they have deal with DOE
If they go the Community College route that limits student population to around 100. If Mathis gets it WyoTech goes back to being a for-profit school and returns to the CCi ways of enrolling students. Either way it's never going to be a reputable school again. Can't wait to get those quality students that can't read and write and the homeless ones again.
So if ECMC doesn't care they will not sell.. so Wyo Tech is dead.
A little hope for Laramie but none for Blairsville or Daytona. WyoTech could have been saved if Zenith had closed Blairsville and concentrated solely on rebuilding Laramie first. With only 600 total students there was no way three campuses would survive. The problem was, ECMC didn't care if the schools made it or not.
WyoTech has been dead for 5 years.
Why so secretive. If it's good news we d all like to hear please?