If WyoTech’s enrollment numbers are a sign of what’s to come, it looks like the trades are bouncing back.
The automotive trade school is experiencing a surge in interest from young people seeking to build careers in vehicle maintenance and repair, and yes that includes auto upholstery.
In fact, the number of students enrolled at WyoTech has increased more than 2,300% in just three years.
The Shop reports: “26 students were enrolled in WyoTech in October 2018. Enrollment shot up to 228 in 2019, 488 in 2020 and 685 this October, according to school officials.”
WyoTech offers a 12-week specialty program in automotive trim and upholstery, where students are taught the fundamentals of sewing machine operation and maintenance, how to measure and cut material, sewing a wide range of seams, seat cover patterning, carpet binding, door panel design, convertible top and vinyl top installation, one-piece and bow headliner repair, and more.
A lot of talented trimmers at award-winning shops have graduated from the program
Increased interest in WyoTech is part of a national trend, WyoTech President Jim Mathis told The Shop.
“The growth of WyoTech, as well as other trade and vocational schools across the nation, is a sign of the changing times within the U.S. job market,” Mathis said. “There has been a growing emphasis on skilled labor, as those jobs remain unfilled the longest.”
To read the full article, check out “WyoTech Trade School Enrollment Grows to 685 in 3 Years.”
Wyotech is a good foundation if your interested in an automotive career. One of the best things I took away from on instructor was ” I don’t care how long you have been doing it. I care how long you been doing it right”
Melissa Kaufman says
I was an Instructor ant the Blairsville campus. I loved teaching this class. The students imaginations were amazing. I miss teaching this trade everyday. Sad how things ended.