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So Whats the latest on Wyo Tech????????????

I heard rumblings that they will re open in July? Is that correct or a pipe dream?

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Jim Mathis did in fact complete the purchase of Wyotech. It appears that CP has a large influence on the decisions being made in the "reopening" of the school. Looking at the returning faculty it appears that CP's personal fan club have all retained employment . If this school is going to survive and flourish JM needs to take a hard look at the direction the school was take by the immediate current leadership. I believe the direction it appears to be going will lead to JM CP and the whole fan club to be on unemployment in the near future along with the rest of the staff that wasnt rehired. Yes you too EP

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Post ID: @10dpt+T8RF0vV

I would advise you to get educated on the use of "Punctuation" before you think about educating others. You must be an Everest graduate.

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Post ID: @qpso+T8RF0vV

Doesn't anybody have any guts to leave their first and last name. For the sake of the school and its history WyoTech it's been around for almost 50 years obviously for some reason. This guy Mathis is trying to do the right thing he may have some skeletons in his closet from what I've read I don't know the whole story and I'm not judging the man but if he wants to try to take over and reopen the school and get it going and keep it going more power to him education is the key here in trying to do the right thing I come from a family of teachers 4 to be exact and at my age I'm thinking about going back into teaching myself there's nothing wrong with being an educator everybody wants to criticize the school and this and that and put this person down stop with all the negativity it's about education and trying to do the right thing

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Post ID: @qcco+T8RF0vV

They drove their own personal cars the last two years at .56 a mile. Let me call the teacher and book a HS presentation..done. Now I can claim I drove those 165 round trip miles at .54 a mile to book in person. Same with appointments etc. Very easy money we made.

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Post ID: @6siu+T8RF0vV

The WyoTech reps drove company cars so how could they claim mileage expense?

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Post ID: @6bxq+T8RF0vV

Trust me a few were making over 6 figures last November when they closed. Many were making 60 -80 plus expenses in mileage which drove many to 6 figure mark as they fudged expense reports etc. The only ones that would come back are losers that cant find another job. If he succeeds in buying these reps will have to work double the amount of time and deal with negative fallout of closing and make allot less. LMAO

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Post ID: @5ary+T8RF0vV

The reps were making six figures when they were paid commission which now is illegal. Jim has been away from WyoTech since 2002 and a lot has changed. Also remember there were about 400 pre-enrollment students that were called in November and told they could not enroll because WyoTech was closing. The deck is stacked AGAINST a comeback of WyoTech.

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Post ID: @5jtx+T8RF0vV

Hey, drink this Kool Aid. Its good you know.

If you peeps actually think Wyotech will spin back up I have swamp land in Saudi Arabia to sell ya. Its all smoke and mirrors, I am in all the meetings, hear all the ideas and this ain't going anywhere.

Dont call it a comeback

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Post ID: @4lir+T8RF0vV

Totally agree on the last post. The only problem will be he cannot afford to keep admissions staff lean on trying to build back up if he has a small window to start turning a profit. The other issue is if he doesn't pay much what kind of admissions rep would take the job? Reps were making 6 figures at times and under achieving. He will have to change the whole culture at Laramie and not sure he can do that after what they have been through for several years. I think he may have lofty expectations as I believe he stated in something I read how he would like to have 40 starts or so in October start? With High School students already deciding to go elsewhere and a low media spend and negative publicity of closure and a lean staff I say good luck on that.

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Post ID: @4mnk+T8RF0vV

Who really cares? Even if Laramie is bought by Mathis it only effects a very small handful of the current WyoTech employees. He can keep it open with 4 instructors and a few support staff while trying to grow the student population. The main emphasis will be on a recruiting team to enroll new students. The problem with that is the high schools will be closed and the opportunity for recruiting high school seniors will be missed. The veteran pool is drying up and with the economy doing good it will be hard to find students to fill the seats until next summer. The only way for WyoTech to survive and make any kind of comeback is to keep it as lean as possible by controlling expenses, which means less employees and lower wages.

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Post ID: @4znu+T8RF0vV

You people are so gullible. It was meant as sarcasm. However probably not far off!

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Post ID: @3fki+T8RF0vV

Really 13 dollars an hour times 40 hour per week times 52 weeks. 27000 per year. I call b---s---. At least do some math before you troll.

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Post ID: @3prd+T8RF0vV

Yes I have. If he takes over schools $15 hr. for reps and 13 hr. for instructors and support staff.

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Post ID: @3tyw+T8RF0vV

So then you know as a fact Mathis is not going to pay that kind of money? You have talked to him?

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Post ID: @3hsv+T8RF0vV

Under Mathis instructors maxed out at 45K, that's about a 30K cut in what some instructors are making now. Someone's gonna say instructors aren't making that much, but if you've been with WyoTech 10 years you're making between 60 and 75K. I know that as fact. No way Mathis is going to pay that kind of money.

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Post ID: @2mgl+T8RF0vV

I dont know as it is the middle of May and no announcement yet. The funny thing is if you thought you weren't paid enough before just see how much you get under this family run business if they open. We will see your loyalty then.

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Post ID: @2ojr+T8RF0vV

The last automotive school Mathis started went belly up before it made it a year.

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Post ID: @2tcl+T8RF0vV

And will close again within 2 years because WyoTech s---s.

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Post ID: @2rcx+T8RF0vV

You people don't know $hit. You have no idea. And, yes, Laramie-WyoTech will continue. Sorry to bust your negative bull$hit conversation.

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Post ID: @2zez+T8RF0vV

I know people are always optimistic so I will re handicap that to 30-70 chance it happens.

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Post ID: @aae+T8RF0vV

50 - 50 chance and it's only Laramie campus if it happens.

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