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Corinthian's Long Wind-Down

November 27, 2017

The following article is from Inside Higher Ed The long wind-down of Corinthian Colleges continued Wednesday with the planned closure of all but three of the remaining campuses that the defunct for-profit chain formerly owned. The nonprofit Zenith Education Group

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Statement Regarding Changes at Zenith Education Group

November 8, 2017

Zenith Education Group (Zenith), a nonprofit provider of career education, announced Nov. 8, that it will enter a new phase in delivering on its mission of helping students succeed. Zenith will limit admission of new students to three Altierus Career

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Altierus Career Education Holds Open House To Unveil Transformed Program

October 30, 2017

The following article is from TAP into South Plainfield. Altierus Career Education, formerly known as Everest College, held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday October 18th to celebrate their new name and to highlight the transformation that

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Halloween Themed 5k Raises Money for Wheelchair-Accessible Swing

October 30, 2017

The following article is from Laramie Boomerang. Running a 5k race — a distance of about 3.14 miles — is no easy feat. Running a 5k while dodging zombies is an even greater challenge. Laramie residents of all ages will

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WyoTech, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks Expand Powerful Partnership to Fight America’s Skills Gap and Help Graduates Land In-Demand Jobs

October 20, 2017

New “Dealer Connect” Initiative Designed to Enable Dealers to Recruit Diesel Technicians More Effectively, Enhancing WyoTech’s Already Robust Career Services. LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 20, 2017 – Five years after partnering to create a best-in-class diesel education program, WyoTech, Mack Trucks

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Altierus Career College Opens Austin Campus

October 12, 2017

The following article is from Austin Chamber. The career-focused school system, Altierus Career College, hosted a grand opening celebration of its new Austin facility. An Austin Chamber member since December 2015, the college prepares individuals with a professional career path

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This Family Builds Motorcycles For Charity

September 29, 2017

The following article is from Motorcyclist Magazine. In an unassuming, brick-clad Plano, Texas, neighborhood, the feverish pounding of a planishing hammer can be heard above whirring lawn mowers and the soft jingle of wind chimes hanging above sun-drenched porches. A

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BD’D Launches New WyoTech Campaign: You Were Born for This

September 26, 2017

The following article is from The Minneapolis Egotist WyoTech is an advanced technician training school, with three locations across the country, for students who want to turn their passion for “wrenching” into skills for highly sought after careers such as

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Altierus Career College Arlington Presents $25,000 GO! Award To Grand Prairie Boys and Girls Club

September 26, 2017

The following article is from The Arlington Voice. At a September 22 Open House, nonprofit Altierus Career College, in Arlington, celebrates two years of transformation and the creation of a new approach to career education. Local employer partners and community

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Opportunity Inc. Celebrates Collaboration With Its Innovation Awards

September 26, 2017

The following article is from The Hampton Roads Business Journal. Shawn Avery summed up the past year for Opportunity Inc. as time spent building meaningful partnerships to strengthen the regional workforce. “Sometimes we play the quarterback, sometimes the coach and

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Everest University Becomes Altierus Career College

September 26, 2017

The following article is from Clay Chamber. Earlier this month, Everest University-Orange Park changed its name to Altierus Career College. The new name reflects the college’s updated and expanded offerings in high-demand medical and trade industries, including efforts to ensure

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FedEx Freight’s McLean Wins Unprecedented Third TMCSuperTech Crown

September 20, 2017

The following article is from American Trucking Associations. WyoTech’s Bonnie Greenwood Becomes First Female TMCFutureTech Champion. Orlando, Florida – Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council announced that Mark McLean, a FedEx Freight technician from Montgomery, New York,

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Hurricane Irma Update: Campus and Office Closures

September 13, 2017

Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma, the following locations will have altered schedules: Location Status WyoTech Daytona Closed Wednesday Sept. 13. Opening on Thursday, Sept. 14 Altierus Career College, Orange Park Opening on Wednesday, Sept. 13 Everest University,

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Delivering The Greatest IT Outcomes

September 8, 2017

The following article is from CIO Review. ECMC Group’s Dave Goff shares his insights into how an organization can provide the greatest IT outcomes. IT, as a business function, supports multiple business units, each with its own opportunities and challenges.

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Hurricane Irma: WyoTech Daytona Closed Friday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 11

September 7, 2017

Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma, WyoTech Daytona will be closed on Friday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 11. We will continue to monitor the forecast closely and provide updates on this page.

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A Message from the President and CEO Peter J. Taylor to the Zenith Education Group Community on DACA

September 6, 2017

Dear students, faculty, staff and the larger Zenith Education Group community: We are deeply disheartened by yesterday's decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed 800,000 young people—many of them students across higher education institutions,

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Orange Park College Partners With Cancer Specialists

September 6, 2017

The following article is from The Florida Times-Union. Altierus Career College in Orange Park, formerly Everest University, has a partnership with Cancer Specialists of North Florida, the largest cancer practice in Jacksonville. Cancer Specialists' medical assistants are trained to perform

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ECMC Group Appoints Jeremy J. Wheaton as New President and CEO

August 31, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 31, 2017) — ECMC Group today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy J. Wheaton as president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective Aug. 31, 2017. Wheaton also was elected to the Board of Directors of

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Hurricane Harvey Update: Houston Hobby and Bissonnet Campuses Closed until Sept. 5

August 30, 2017

After assessing the current situation in our community, we have decided to cancel all classes and close the administrative offices at the Houston Hobby and Bissonnet campuses until Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Justin Gregory of JAG Old School Choppers was presented with an opportunity to do what he loves best: build up a vintage chopper to be auctioned off.

August 29, 2017

The following article is from OrmondBeachObserver.com. Local bike builder Justin Gregory had exactly five weeks to build and restore a survivor chopper in order to take it to South Dakota in time for it to be auctioned off at the

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Hurricane Harvey: Houston Hobby and Bissonnet Campuses Closed through Aug. 29

August 28, 2017

Due to highway closures and flooding from the Hurricane Harvey, we have decided to alter some of our hours for two of our Texas campuses. All classes are canceled and administrative offices are closed at the Houston Hobby and Bissonnet

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A For-Profit About-Face: Colorado College Changes Its Name To Reflect Deep Changes

August 23, 2017

The following article is from the Denver Business Journal. When Zenith Education Group acquired three Everest College campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc. in February 2015, a rough road lay ahead. Its mission: Convert what was formerly a for-profit institution focused

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ECMC Foundation Commits $1 Million to Support Innovation Across Zenith Education Group Campuses

August 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2017 – ECMC Foundation announced today it has awarded more than $1 million to Zenith Education Group's Altierus and WyoTech campuses as part of its 2017 Campaign for Innovation (CFI). The annual campaign provides grants to

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Everest Institute-Norcross and Everest College-Atlanta West become Altierus

August 16, 2017

The following article is from The Atlanta Voice. The Norcross and Atlanta West campuses of Everest Institute and College recently changed their names to Altierus College after two and a half years of transforming into a nonprofit, student-centered organization under

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Zenith Education Group Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters To Create $600,000 Scholarship Program

August 16, 2017

Scholarships to be awarded to attend Altierus Career College or WyoTech Advanced Technical Training Schools MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 16, 2017) – Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit provider of career education, is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) to

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Colorado Springs Changes Name, Direction

August 10, 2017

The following article is from The Gazette. Everest College is no more. The 21 Everest campuses across the nation, including the Colorado Springs location at 1815 Jetwing Drive, were rebranded Tuesday as Altierus Career College. It's part of a rebuilding

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Everest College-Woodbridge becomes Altierus Career College

August 8, 2017

The following article is from Inside NOVA. Everest College-Woodbridge and Everest Institute-Chesapeake are changing their names to Altierus Career College, effective Aug. 8. The name reflects the college's updated and expanded offerings in medical and trade industries, including efforts to

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Everest College-Colorado Springs becomes Altierus Career College

August 7, 2017

The following article is from The Colorado Springs Business Journal. Everest College-Colorado Springs announced this week that its name would be changing to Altierus Career College, effective Aug. 8. Everest College-Colorado Springs was acquired two years ago by the Minneapolis-based

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Everest College goes non-profit, changes name

July 31, 2017

The following article is from PotomacLocal.com. WOODBRIDGE — A career college in Woodbridge is changing its name. Everest College, located at 14555 Potomac Mills Road at Potomac Festival shopping center near Potomac Mills mall, offers courses in dental and medical

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Sturgis Grand Marshal Jessi Combs

July 27, 2017

The following article is from Hot Bike. Pushing limits and breaking stereotypes is what Jessi Combs does. Whether it’s working to break competitive land-speed records or being a sought-after expert in the traditionally male profession of metal fabrication, this woman

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Everest College Changes Name To Altierus Two Years After Turning Nonprofit

July 21, 2017

The following article is from Consumerist. More than two years after Education Credit Management Corporation swooped in to purchase 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses previously owned by defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges, the company has finally changed the remaining

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Zenith will rebrand former Corinthian-owned Everest campuses as ‘Altierus’

July 19, 2017

The following article is from Politico Pro Zenith Education Group, which two years ago purchased most campuses own by the then-collapsing Corinthian Colleges for-profit chain, is rebranding some of those schools. Zenith, a non-profit organization, announced today that the former

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Zenith Unveils New Name for Everest Campuses

July 19, 2017

The following article is from Inside Higher Ed Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit career college chain, today announced a plan to rebrand the Everest campuses it purchased in 2015 from Corinthian Colleges, a controversial for-profit that collapsed after a nudge

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Zenith Education Group Introduces Altierus

July 19, 2017

New Name Reflects Vision, Transformation Underway for Nonprofit Career College Campuses Zenith Education Group today introduced Altierus, the new brand name for its Everest career college campuses. Altierus will be launched over the next few weeks in markets where the

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U.S. Veterans Magazine Announces Its 2017 Summer Best Of The Best Early Results Lists

July 12, 2017

The following article is from U.S. Veterans Magazine Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs, Top Government & Law Enforcement Agencies , Top Veteran-Friendly Schools and Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises (Irvine, California) – May 25, 2017– U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) today

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Air Force Veteran Credits WyoTech for his Success at Son of a Fink Kustoms

July 12, 2017

The following article is from Autobody News. Bryan “BJ” Barger was an Air Force jet engine mechanic for a decade and was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea. Today, he is the owner of Son of a Fink Kustoms in

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Help wanted: auto technicians in demand, but jobs are going unfilled due to skills gap

July 11, 2017

The following article is from The Denver Post. All mid-skill employers are having trouble filling jobs. Parked next to the WyoTech booth in the Colorado Convention Center is a slick white sports car. Complete with the latest tech and modifications,

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Forget blue collar, it’s about ‘new collar’

July 10, 2017

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for CNN. While overall business optimism remains high, leaders of companies big and small across the United States are concerned about the skills gap — the mismatch between

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Annual Skills USA Leadership Conference

June 26, 2017

The following video is from WHAS-ABC in Louisville. Harry Weimann, strategic relationship manager at WyoTech, is interviewed at the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. Thousands of people — including

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Norwegian crosses Atlantic Ocean to attend WyoTech

June 22, 2017

The following article is from the Laramie Boomerang. About nine years ago, Alex Kristiansen was sitting at home in Fredrikstad, Norway, watching Chip Foose rebuild a ’56 Chevy Bel Air on the TV show “Overhaulin’.” “We don’t have a lot

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Kempner Man Outstanding Graduate At WyoTech

June 21, 2017

The following article is from the Copperas Cove Leader Press. On Thursday, the WyoTech campus in Laramie, Wyo. Is celebrating the graduation of 208 students who have completed a nine-month course of automotive technology, diesel technology and collision and refinishing

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The Top 30 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Fight The Nation’s Skills Gap

June 20, 2017

The following article is from the Forbes. “I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head who every year will rank the top colleges. None of them ever include a trade school.” And so began a scathing

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WyoTech Invests in Next Generation of Skilled Technicians by Offering up to $500,000 in Scholarships at SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference

June 20, 2017

Event will feature two vehicles customized by WyoTech students to highlight training they receive at the career schools. LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 20, 2017 – WyoTech, a premier provider of technical training, is helping to bridge our nation’s skills gap in

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Albany County Fire District No. 1 partners with WyoTech to inspect maintain fire engine

June 19, 2017

The following article is from the Laramie Boomerang. Albany County Fire District No. 1 recently purchased a used fire engine to support the newly formed Central Fire Department, and WyoTech advanced diesel students will help make sure it runs well.

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WyoTech To Award $200,000 As Part Of New National Guard Scholarship Program

June 13, 2017

Automotive Technical Career Training School Announces Scholarship Program to Promote Opportunity and Success for Current and Retired Members of the National Guard LARAMIE, Wyo., June 13, 2017 – WyoTech, a premier provider of technical training in the United States, with

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Everest College Offers Programs and Support for Students

June 2, 2017

The following article is from the Prince William Living Everest College in Woodbridge provides a starting point for people looking to make a career change or continue their education. With 36 employees on staff, Everest College is a nonprofit school

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WyoTech grant to cover 3-D printers for STEM projects at West Hempfield Middle School

June 2, 2017

The following article is from the Trib Live. West Hempfield Middle School accepted a $10,000 grant to purchase seven 3-D printers Wednesday, expanding a program teaching students the science underlying new technologies. The grant from WyoTech’s Blairsville campus will fund

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America’s Education Gap And What CIOs Can Do About It

May 25, 2017

The following article is from the The Wall Street Journal. The “skills” gap cited by chief information officers as one of their most vexing issues is a facet of a larger, systematic failure in our schooling system. Work to reduce

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ECMC Foundation Awards $1.45 Million to 72 Organizations Working to Improve Educational Outcomes in Employees’ Local Communities

May 23, 2017

Los Angeles, CA — May 23, 2017 — ECMC Foundation announced today that it has awarded $1.45 million across 72 organizations spanning 19 states, as part of its 2017 GO! Program. The program is designed to involve employees under all

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Only a collaborative approach to workforce shortages will move the needle

May 15, 2017

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for The Hill. Like so many hurdles in Washington and around the country, identifying the problem isn’t the hard part—it’s finding the solution that takes time, collaboration and

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The Opportunity Of A Lifetime

April 21, 2017

“I had a second chance at my life and didn’t want to waste it!” Life is good for Dustin Withers. As a master technician at TranSource in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Dustin typically wears two hats during the day. That’s

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WyoTech tailors school experience for military veterans

April 14, 2017

The following article is from the Laramie Boomerang. When it comes to gear heads, WyoTech Laramie Campus Director Caleb Perriton said military veterans are highly sought after in the automotive industry. “Student veterans have always been a fabric of our

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WyoTech Recognized as Military Friendly School

April 3, 2017

Technical Career Training School Earns Honor for Creating Opportunities and Outcomes for Members of Military Community April 3, 2017 – WyoTech has been named a Top 10 Gold Level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of private vocational

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Plenty of options for advanced educational opportunities in Wyoming

March 27, 2017

The following article is from Casper Star Tribune. Looking to shape your future? Wyomingites have no shortage of options when it comes to pursuing a degree or career. Community colleges Seven state community colleges give students opportunity to obtain associate

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Zenith Education Group response to media coverage about Independent Monitor Report

March 16, 2017

In response to media coverage about the most recent Independent Monitor Report, Zenith Education Group released the following statement: The recent Independent Monitor Report by Clark Kent Erwin of the law firm Squire Patton Boggs and related media coverage represent

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ECMC Group Appoints New Board Member

March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed, today announced the appointment of K. Paul Singh to its Board of Directors. An entrepreneur who has created and led three successful businesses, Singh

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Only WyoTech Grads Work At Richard Wood Kustoms

March 13, 2017

The following article is from Auto Body News. World-renowned for creating breathtaking cars that win top awards, Richard Wood believes in WyoTech, the technical school he graduated from 35 years ago. Today, Richard Wood Kustoms in Austin, TX employs seven

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Automotive Industry in Need of New Technicians

February 9, 2017

This video is from Pittsburgh Today Live show. Harry Weimann (Strategic Relationship Manager at WyoTech), Adam Duplin (Faculty Member at WyoTech), Alan Scher (Ford Motor Company) and John Putzier (Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers) stop by to talk about the increased

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Column: Make government work for jobs

January 31, 2017

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for the The Detroit News. In recent days, all eyes in the education community have been focused on the confirmation of Michigan native Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's

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Female mechanic opens exotic garage

January 26, 2017

The following article is from Pickens County Progress. Ashley Waller is the owner and technician at Elite European, an automotive repair facility in Jasper that specializes in luxury Italian, German and English cars including exotic brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini.

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Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work

January 26, 2017

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for the Washington Post. For too long, the prevailing attitude in America has been that the only education that matters is a path resulting in a four-year college

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Zenith Education Group signs multi-year Extension for CampusNexus Student in the cloud to drive transformation

January 20, 2017

The following article is from Yahoo Finance. Campus Management Corp., a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services for higher education, announced today that Zenith Education Group has committed to a five-year extension of its licensing agreement for Campus Management’s

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We’re not worthy of the this ’70s-inspired cruising van

January 18, 2017

The following article is from Maxim. In 1976, long before any of the students at the WyoTech automotive training school were born, Ford Motor Company imagined an amazing Cruising Van, with period-appropriate stripes, side pipes, and porthole side windows. WyoTech’s

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Ford X Wyotech crusin’ van

January 18, 2017

The following article is from Apparatus Mag. To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech students, graduates and instructors customized a 2016 Ford Transit van to pay tribute to the 1976 “Cruising Van” featured in an iconic 1976 Ford ad. Individuals at

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Why investing in intellectual infrastructure must be part of Trump’s job plan

January 3, 2017

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for the Dallas Morning News. President-elect Donald Trump centered his campaign on being the jobs president, promising to create 25 million jobs over the next decade. Starting next

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