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Denver’s Lincoln Tech reopens on-campus learning

Classroom instruction has resumed on-site on a limited basis after working closely with regulators and local authorities

Denver—Lincoln Tech in Denver has reopened since it closed its doors on March 17, in accordance with federal guidelines. The school had transitioned its campus classroom instruction to remote, distance learning due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has now resumed on-site instruction on a limited basis.

“We have worked closely with our regulators and local authorities to develop a reopening plan with our primary objective being the health and safety of our students and staff,” stated Scott Shaw, Lincoln Tech’s president and CEO, in a press release. “Initially, we will be bringing back students in select programs and those nearing graduation who need the hands-on skills training to complete their education. We will gradually transition to full-scale operations as is practical and allowed.”

Lincoln Tech currently has 722 students currently enrolled, according to the release. Nearly 89 percent of those students are training for careers that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deems essential, including automotive repair.

Denver’s Lincoln Tech campus has graduated technicians into the industry through programs such as:

Automotive Technology — more than 14,000 auto technicians are projected to be hired across Colorado, and 740,000 nationwide, by 2028.

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology — a blended learning format lets students complete some of their coursework online from home so they can spend more time on campus painting, airbrushing, and performing hands-on auto body repairs. Colorado projects hundreds of collision repair job openings by 2028.

Diesel and Truck Technology — In addition to a traditional diesel technology program, the campus also offers an Alternate Fuels component that focuses on “green” technology and the future of the diesel industry. Colorado is projected to have the country’s third-fastest career growth rate (23 percent) in this field by 2028.

HVAC — With a projected growth rate of 38 percent, Colorado ranks third in the nation for this career field. More than 8,000 job HVAC opportunities are projected in Colorado, and more than 420,000 nationwide, by 2028.

Welding and Metal Fabrication Technology – More than 6,700 welders are projected to be hired across Colorado, and 488,000 nationwide, by 2028.

“We want to thank our faculty, staff, and especially our students for the way they’ve handled the transition to remote leaning over the last two months,” stated Dr. Kelly Moore, president of the Denver campus. “It’s been inspiring to see how committed our students have remained to their career readiness.”

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