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Working at Raven Motorsports has really been a great opportunity for me. I get to work on cars that are featured infamous magazines, build crazy race cars with big turbo engines, and repair blown motors, all while getting paid for it.”

Kepano, or "Pano" to his friends, grew up in Hawaii, where heenjoyed taking things apart and building new things. He was encouraged to enroll at WyoTech by a friend who had been a student at the Laramie, Wyoming campus. In the fall of 2010, Pano traded the black-sand beaches of home for a seat in WyoTech's Automotive Technology program in Long Beach, California, confident it would help expand his career opportunities.

When Pano arrived at WyoTech, he thought he already knew a lot about cars. It surprised him to see how much more there was to learn — from engine theory to brakes and suspension. "The tests were hard," he remembers, "but the challenges in life push me to be the best." Graduating in summer 2011 with a 3.88 GPA, Pano soon found his dream job: working for Raven Motorsports, an independent Audi specialist in Long Beach. Today, his responsibilities include computer tuning, customizations and rebuilds. Far away from his parents in Hawaii, he considers the Raven team to be his local family.

The good feelings are mutual: "We couldn't have asked for a better technician to work with us," said Riccardo Falconeri, Pano's supervisor at Raven. "We believe we got one of the top WyoTech graduates."

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About WyoTech

WyoTech, formerly known as Wyoming Technical Institute, is dedicated to high-quality, college-level, career-oriented education in the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, HVAC, watercraft, and collision/refinishing industries. Each WyoTech course is designed to provide our students with the skills they need to achieve their education goals.

Most WyoTech diploma courses can be completed in less than a year and a half. There are currently five WyoTech campuses across the country. This website is dedicated to providing you detailed information about WyoTech classes and courses.

Through the use of industry-based advisory committees, employed graduate contacts, and faculty/industry interactions, WyoTech continually upgrades and modifies courses to enhance each graduate's employability.

WyoTech's primary objectives are to impart specific knowledge and skills, to graduate each and every student who begins training, and to place them in their chosen fields. In order to achieve these objectives, the curriculum, the faculty and staff, and the facilities and learning environment become equally important.

WyoTech's curricula allow students to concentrate exclusively on learning technical skills in diploma courses or to expand their education with associate degree programs.

WyoTech prepares students for the post-graduation working world by teaching on a workday, not a school day schedule. Most students attend classes approximately eight hours a day, five days a week.

The faculty and staff respect the professional decision students have made to enter career training. We believe professionalism is as important an aspect of training as are technical and business skills. For that reason, WyoTech has established rules and regulations concerning attendance, behavior and academic performance in classrooms, labs and shops. These rules are enforced, both on campus and in housing at the Wyoming campus, and each student's grades are adjusted weekly to reflect "professionalism points." Professionalism develops a positive attitude, personal motivation, and career pride. These elements, combined with technical expertise, produce a WyoTech graduate– who may become a skilled professional technician.


Blairsville, PA

Daytona, FL

Fremont, CA

Laramie, WY

Long Beach, CA

Our career training courses are short-term, and most of our students complete their courses in less than 16 months.

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WyoTech is 100% bullshit. Its a big waste of time and money. I didn't learn all that much for what I paid for. The instructors are lazy and, it seems as though they don't want to teach. My instructor ran underground Transmission repair business.He was always working on his Transmissions instead of teaching the students. The Diesel class I was in was 95% lab.How can you learn anything if you are always in the the lab.I had a few job interviews at the car dealerships and, they rejected me because I went to WYOTECH!!! He Said " I am going to put your resume on the bottom because, I have UTI students to interview first. we don"t hire Wyotech students" Don't go to this school!!!


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Lies. Lol. I work at long beach in admissions. The kids just stand outside smoking. The cars are beat up junkets except for the 2 new passatts that nobody works on lol.

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