WEST ORANGE, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has announced the Fast Track Scholarship available to incoming students from the Class of 2013 as part of an ongoing effort to put career training opportunities in reach for more students around the country.
Qualified high school graduates from the Class of 2013 who begin career training programs between September 1 and December 31, 2013, will receive Lincoln's new $1,000 Fast Track Scholarship to help them get on the "fast track" to new, rewarding professional opportunities in the industries they love. The Fast Track Scholarship fund is in addition to the more than $10 million Lincoln has already awarded in 2013.
"At Lincoln, we believe anyone ready to change their life with a new career deserves the opportunity to make it happen," says Lincoln's CEO Shaun McAlmont. "We've been helping students since 1946 with skills-focused training, a network of valued employer partners, and financial assistance for all who qualify—since 2010 Lincoln has awarded $33 million in scholarships, and we're excited to be able to launch the Fast Track Scholarship this Fall as another new opportunity for our students."
"We recognize that the cost of a higher education is a major consideration for most students coming out of high school," says Lincoln's President Scott Shaw. "It's an investment that pays long-term dividends in terms of more robust career opportunities, and we want to help our prospective students see that long-term value. By offering our Fast Track Scholarship, along with the many other scholarship opportunities we make available, we're confident that we're giving more students than ever the chance to change their lives with careers that build America."
Lincoln continues to actively pursue opportunities to assist students in bridging the skills gap between the abilities of the workforce and the needs of employers. Lincoln schools offer a variety of hands-on programs that can help students launch new careers in automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades and more, and McAlmont says the opportunities in these industries make an investment in Lincoln's quality career training one that students can't afford to pass up.
"When you come to a Lincoln school, you're going to learn more than job skills," he says. "You learn a complete array of professional skills that help you graduate as the kind of candidate hiring managers are looking for. You'll work with career services professionals who help you develop your resume, coach you on how to respond to an interviewer's questions, and show you the tools you need to seek out the best opportunities in your chosen field. You're also linked into a network of employer partners around the country that no other school has. When you invest in your education at Lincoln, you're setting yourself for true professional success."
For more details about Lincoln's scholarship opportunities such as Fast Track and more, visit lincolnedu.com/scholarships.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 17 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.
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