Lincoln College of Technology Welcomes BMW to Grand Prairie Campus

Lincoln College of Technology Welcomes BMW to Grand Prairie Campus 
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  The Grand Prairie,
Texas campus of Lincoln College of Technology has been selected as
the newest training location for BMW's STEP program.  
"Lincoln is proud to be recognized and selected by BMW to provide
this prestigious training," says Lincoln's President and CEO Shaun
McAlmont. "This program opens doors around the country for our most
talented, focused students and can be a springboard to a great career
with a high-quality manufacturer." 
BMW STEP -- Service Technician Education Program -- gives students in
Lincoln's Automotive Technician program the opportunity to undergo
the same intensive training that BMW Master Technicians receive and
they will receive two years of credit towards BMW's five-year Master
Technician requirement. The six-month program will be open to
qualifying graduates from Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln
Technical Institute and other providers of post-secondary automotive
Acceptance into STEP is highly competitive: candidates must maintain
a GPA of 3.5 or better, hold an excellent driving record and have at
least a 97% attendance record. With the assistance of Lincoln's
Career Services team they will apply for careers at BMW dealerships.
Students who successfully complete the program can find themselves in
the fast lane to a rewarding, exciting career with one of the world's
leading automotive manufacturers.  
"This partnership shows BMW's confidence in our automotive program
and in our students," says Steve Buchenot, Lincoln's Group President.
"It has certainly brought a new dimension to our Grand Prairie
campus. Students are excited, they aspire to enter into the STEP
program and it has set Lincoln apart from other automotive training
institutions in Texas." 
Lincoln invested over $1,000,000 in infrastructure and equipment to
bring BMW's STEP program to the Grand Prairie, Texas campus,
resulting in the creation of a "school-within-a-school." The STEP
facility will have its own entrance with nearly 10,000 dedicated
square feet of classroom and auto lab space which includes specific
BMW repair and maintenance equipment, diagnostic tools and new BMW
models. A number of cars have already been provided by the
facturer, including their renowned 7-Series, and a new round of
2013 models are set to arrive in April. 
In addition to these cars, BMW is supplying heavy-duty maintenance
equipment such as the KDS II Wheel Alignment System and the GSP97BMW
Road Force Measurement System. 
By partnering to bring the STEP program to Grand Prairie, both
Lincoln and BMW will benefit. Lincoln students who are accepted into
STEP will receive expert training designed specifically for careers
with a leader in the automotive industry. BMW, in turn, will have a
direct line to the next generation of technicians that will repair
and maintain their iconic line of automobiles -- knowing those
technicians were trained on their own specific technology and
Lincoln Technical Institute's Grand Prairie campus is accredited by
the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC.
ACCSC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the
United States Department of Education. 
For more information about training for careers in the automotive
industry, or other careers that build America, please call (888)
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified
for profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education.
Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree
and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive
technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information
technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has helped shape the
American workforce for over 65 years by training students for careers
that build America. 
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries,
operates Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology,
Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Florida Medical
Training Institute, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also
operates divisions within some of these institutions under the name
of Lincoln Culinary Institute. Lincoln has a broad geographic reach
of over 40 locations in 17 states. Programs vary by campus. 
Peter Okun
Director of Marketing Operations
Lincoln Educational Services 
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