Corinthian Colleges Signs Placement Agreement with Republic Services
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi), parent company of WyoTech, has signed an agreement with Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a national solid waste operator, to grant interviews to WyoTech graduates specializing in the school’s automotive, diesel and collision programs.
Under the terms of the agreement, Republic Services will grant interviews to WyoTech graduates who apply to work in one of the company’s 370 maintenance facilities located throughout the United States. Additionally, WyoTech will collaborate with Republic Services to incorporate any applicable changes to the school’s curricula.
“Our partnership with Republic Services provides students with yet another competitive edge as they enter the workforce upon graduation,” said Wendy Cullen, CCi’s VP of employer development. “WyoTech students already have a leg up because the school continually upgrades and modifies programs to enhance each graduate’s employability. Our modern technical centers, seasoned instructors, and industry-based advisory committees are part of an immersive learning experience that makes WyoTech graduates very attractive to employers.”
According to both company officials, Republic Services was impressed with WyoTech after a visit to the school’s Laramie, WY, campus. The school recently added a diesel/street rod facility, bringing the Laramie campus total to 298,000 square feet of modern shop, classroom and administrative facilities. Other WyoTech campuses are located in Blairsville, PA; Daytona, FL; Fremont, CA; Long Beach, CA; and Sacramento, CA.
“Republic Services plans to partner closely with WyoTech to help fill Republic’s future technician hiring needs. We are eager to begin sourcing candidates from WyoTech,” said Tony Rosback, Republic Services’ Regional VP of operations. “We are very impressed with the quality of WyoTech graduates as skilled professional technicians and look forward to these individuals joining our growing and diverse workforce.”
About Republic Services, Inc.
Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. For more information, visit the Republic Services website at www.republicservices.com.
With six campuses located throughout the United States, WyoTech offers degree and diploma programs in the fields of automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, motorcycle, marine technology, as well as construction trades. In addition, WyoTech offers advanced training programs in applied service management; advanced diesel; light duty diesel; advanced automotive diagnostics; street rod and custom fabrication; motorsports chassis fabrication; high performance power trains; and trim and upholstery technology. For more information about WyoTech, go to www.WyoTech.edu.
For Further Information Contact: Ron Neal Pondel Wilkinson (For WyoTech) (310) 279-5980
SOURCE Corinthian Colleges, Inc.