Lincoln Tech In The Media - National & Regional Reporting
CBS News-2 Reports on Lincoln Tech’s Safety Adaptations for Hands-On Training during COVID-19
September 16 2020, CBS-News-2 New York: CBS-2’s Steve Overmyer visited Lincoln Tech’s Mahwah, NJ Campus to see exactly how the school has successfully adapted their hands-on training methods during a pandemic. Campus President Robert Paganini stated that, “Hands-on training is what our students want, and it is imperative to our student’s success in the field.” Demand from employers for new technicians is extremely high, and almost 90% of current Lincoln Tech Mahwah students already have job offers for when they graduate. Lincoln Tech takes extraordinary steps to protect students and staff members; every surface is disinfected twice a day, and the building’s HVAC system has new UV light air purifiers, which kills viruses and bacteria during air circulation.
NBC News4 visits Lincoln Tech to see how a safe hands-on training environment works
September 10 2020, NBC-News-4 New York: Investigative reporter Sarah Wallace visited Lincoln Tech’s Mahwah, NJ campus to show how a safe reopening of a hands-on trade school should look. NBC interviewed students in various programs about their experience of returning to class safely during a pandemic, which includes following social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and maintaining high cleanliness standards. Lincoln Tech’s Mahwah Campus President Robert Paganini described to NBC the exacting standards and precautions that are being followed to protect both the students and staff.
These precautions add constant disinfection procedures to the mandatory social distancing guidelines being followed in both classroom and workshop environments. Lincoln Tech went a step further and fortified the building’s heating and air conditioning ventilation system (HVAC) with an industrial UV air purification system. This process uses the UV-C light spectrum to purify the circulating air, ridding it of viral and bacterial contamination. With additional classes added on Saturdays, the campus’s 650 students have ample time to complete the hands-on portion of their curriculum in a safe, well-spaced learning environment.
CBS-TV affiliate WFSB Covers Lincoln Tech Reopening in East Windsor CT
August 20 2020, CBS News-3 Hartford CT: After quickly shifting to a remote learning platform at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lincoln Tech campuses have re-opened allowing students to access the hands-on training, that is the centerpiece of Lincoln’s career-focused programs, while adhering to all state and federally mandated health and safety protocols. CBS-TV affiliate WFSB in Hartford, CT visited Lincoln Tech’s East Windsor campus and reported this story.