The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees has officially named the Arlington ISD Career and Technical Center the Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center.
The Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center will offer state-of-the-art courses in career and technical fields to all district high schools. It will accommodate 4,800 students every two days in programs such as animation, architecture, automotive, biomedical science, broadcasting, cosmetology, construction, culinary/hospitality, engineering, entrepreneurship, Fire Academy, graphic design, health sciences, horticulture, information technology, law enforcement, photography, precision manufacturing and welding.
In 1972, Dan Dipert purchased a small travel agency and built it into a multimillion-dollar travel and tour business that is among the safest and most respected motorcoach charter operators in the nation. He was awarded the Mid-Cities Entrepreneurial Achievement Award by the University of Texas at Arlington and the Dallas/Fort Worth Chambers of Commerce in 1995 and the Star Award by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce in 2015. The Dipert family formed the Dan Dipert Family Fund to benefit Arlington causes and currently supports the AISD Education Foundation, where Dan helped establish an endowment fund to help students and educators with classroom grants. Dan also served two terms as a trustee on the AISD Board of Trustees.