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WyoTech’s Long Beach Graduate Wins Corinthian Colleges’ Dream Award

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–>As the recipient of Corinthian Colleges’ 2012 Dream Award, Stefanie Guzman is a great example of how postsecondary education can be a catalyst that helps place a person’s feet on the right path. The Dream Award recognizes students who’ve overcome personal obstacles to advance in their studies and find success in their field. Corinthian Colleges is the parent company of WyoTech in Long Beach.

Stefanie is no stranger to adversity and social challenges. After turning to drugs, gang affiliations and alcohol at an early age, Stefanie found herself living alone on the streets.

She drifted for eight years and was convicted of several felonies and misdemeanors. She spent time in courtrooms, jails and rehabilitation centers before making a commitment to get sober and turn her life around. Taking her father’s advice, Stefanie decided to learn a trade.

WyoTech Provided the Answer

The best thing about WyoTech was the support and encouragement it offered. WyoTech instructors encouraged Stefanie to take charge of her life and to become accountable for her own actions. Along with excellent attendance, her leadership skills blossomed and she graduated with honors in November 2011. Stefanie worked hard to ensure her success in WyoTech’s Electrician program, before and after graduation.

WyoTech Career Services

WyoTech’s Career Services team was very supportive and helpful, providing mock interviews and job leads. The team also helped Stefanie write a strong cover letter and resume.

Stefanie didn’t give up. She used every resource at her disposal to find a job. She accepted a position with Bay Boat Rentals in Long Beach as a full-time electrical mechanic. Bay Rental deserves a lot of credit for giving Stefanie the chance to prove herself.

Stefanie now volunteers some of her free time at the same recovery center that helped her get back on her feet. She has also chosen to attend extra curricular classes at the Long Beach campus.

Does WyoTech Have a Program for You?

  • WyoTech training courses include:
  • Automotive Technology
  • Advanced Automotive Diagnostics
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Plumbing Technology

Learn More

Contact WyoTech today and discover if we’re a good fit for your career goals. Take a tour, talk with instructors, learn about our courses, ask about financial aid and meet with Career Services.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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