March 5, 2012
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APSCU Names Wright Automotive Group As 2012 Regional Employer Of The Year

Washington, DC - The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) today announced Wright Automotive Group in Wexford, Pennsylvania as the recipient of its 2012 Regional Employer of the Year Award. APSCU's Regional Employer of the Year Award honors an employer who demonstrates an active, long-standing relationship with private sector post-secondary institutions and their students in a particular region.

Wright Automotive Group was selected for this award due to its long-standing relationship with Rosedale Technical Institute. Over the last three years, Wright Automotive Group has hired 32 Rosedale Tech graduates in its 12 franchises and eight locations in Western Pennslyvania.

"We prefer hiring Rosedale Technical Institute graduates because of the high level of education they receive. The curriculum matches what we require at Wright Automotive Group," said Matt Miller, Wright Automotive Group. "Additionally, Rosedale Tech continues to be a leader in technology and equipment. They are a state of the art facility and ensure that each student has the opportunity to be well trained, dedicated and committed in the automotive field."

Wright Automotive Group is actively involved with Rosedale Technical Institute's career fairs and Wright employees serve as mentors to Rosedale students.

"We are pleased to honor Wright Automotive Group with APSCU's inaugural Regional Employer of the Year award," said Steve Gunderson, president and chief executive officer of Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). "Their partnership with Rosedale Technical Institute highlights the important relationships private sector colleges and universities have with employers to ensure that students receive the skills necessary to compete in the global economy."


800k graduates

PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.