DENVER, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, has announced that it will begin offering training in Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems as part of an expanded diesel career training program at its campus in Denver, CO. The enhanced curriculum will increase graduates' skill sets and open doors to more career paths in their job search.
"Alternative fuel systems like Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, are the environmentally-friendly future of the diesel and transportation industry," says Lincoln's President and CEO Scott Shaw. "Our partners in the diesel and truck industry are increasingly turning to these alternative fuels in order to increase the efficiency of their fleets and become more environmentally conscientious. The versatile alternative fuels industry has become critical to the nation's economic future and Lincoln Tech aims to provide the skilled technicians to sustain it."
Around the country today, a "greener" approach is being advocated from both inside and outside the diesel industry. This demand for cleaner technology is dramatically changing how diesel trucks, buses and other machines operate. Vehicles are more efficient and have less of an impact on the environment. Even large trucks can now run at top efficiency while cutting down on emissions and pollution.
"Lincoln students are training and preparing for the future of compressed natural gas fuel systems," says Steve Buchenot, Lincoln Tech's Group President. "Colorado is one of the leading states in this field. Natural gas fields such as CNG are clean, abundant and inexpensive. Based on industry advisor comments, we expect that they will be sought by fleets, manufacturers and vehicle service providers thanks to their advanced knowledge in this expanding field."
Shaw adds that the new offering is the latest example of Lincoln Tech's drive to innovate with programs that meet the evolving needs of the industries supported by Lincoln's career training programs. "The addition of alternative fuel technology at our Denver campus is in line with our mission to position our students for career success after graduation," he says. "We will continue to seek out new paths, new technologies, and new programs to offer so that our graduates will possess the skill sets hiring managers want to see."
Through the Diesel & Truck with Alternative Fuel Technology training program, students will receive hands-on training with diesel engines, brakes, fuel systems and more. They will build skills for disassembling and reassembling engines, inspecting all system components, applying safety and maintenance procedures for CNG fuel systems, and working with the science behind compressed natural gas.
The Denver, CO campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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 29 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institutes in the states of Connecticut, Maryland and Florida.
For more information, go to lincolntech.edu.
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
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