LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A southeastern Wyoming technical school once slated to close expects to enroll more than 200 students by fall.

WyoTech technical school officials tell the Laramie Boomerang that its recruiters deserve credit for the growth.

The school offers three core programs in automotive technology, diesel technology and collision and refinishing technology and has 69 students this year. Officials say they work with high schools across the country to draw students.

WyoTech was scheduled to close in June 2018 until former school president Jim Mathis offered to buy it from the Education Credit Management Corp. in March 2018.

Mathis says he's pleased with the school's finances and its expected enrollment growth. He set an ambitious goal of enrolling 10,000 students someday but says he hopes to keep classroom sizes small.

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