New Law Expands Hathaway Opportunities
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 19, 2019
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow this week applauded a new law that provides greater flexibility for Wyoming students to qualify for a Hathaway Scholarship.
Senate File 43, signed into law this week by Governor Mark Gordon, expands Hathaway Scholarship opportunities. Wyoming students with an aptitude and passion for specialty trades now have more options for meeting the Hathaway Success Curriculum requirements in high school.
Balow pointed out that with this bill, the skilled workforce that Wyoming industries need can be trained, no matter if it’s through a four-year degree or specialized training. She said, quote, “whatever our cars will run on in the future, we’re still going to need mechanics with advanced skills to keep them on the road. We need welders, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and wind turbine technicians,” endquote.
For 2019 and 2020 high school graduates, students can take either the current Success Curriculum or the new amended curriculum. The new Success Curriculum will take full effect in the 2021 school year.