Parsippany, NJ, November 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), marking 75 years in 2021 as a national leader in specialized technical training, has partnered with Republic Services, Inc. to to open the first dedicated training center for the diesel industry in Dallas, TX. The Republic Services Technical Institute will be comprised of instructors from the Lincoln Tech campus in Grand Prairie, Texas, and the program was developed in part by the Lincoln’s Diesel Technology Advisory Board.
“We are excited about this revolutionary collaboration with Republic Services,” said Scott Shaw, President and CEO of Lincoln Tech. “Republic is a partner who understands the importance, now more than ever, of taking a proactive approach to developing its workforce. The lack of national skills in the diesel industry makes it incredibly difficult to hire and retain trained and qualified technicians. Lincoln Tech’s mission has been to address this skills gap, and we expect the Republic Services Technical Institute to serve as a role model for employers across the country.
Applications are open to new technicians as well as established technicians looking to move upmarket and improve their existing skills. Graduates of Lincoln Tech’s Automotive Technology and Diesel and Truck Technology programs are also eligible.
The 12-week program will help students develop in-demand diesel maintenance skills, as well as work skills related to time management, communication, work behavior, and general well-being. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to pursue career opportunities at one of Republic Services’ 180 locations nationwide.
The 76,000 square foot facility celebrated the grand opening on October 4, while the first class began in September. More than 280,000 diesel technicians are expected to be hired nationwide by 2030, with job growth in Texas alone expected to reach 14% during this period *.
* Data compiled from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the years 2020-2030, www.careeronestop.org, captured October 17, 2021.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diverse, career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers career-focused programs for recent high school graduates and working adults in five main areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and reception services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 22 campuses in 14 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institutes in Maryland and Connecticut.
For more information, visit lincolntech.edu.