NWC Participates in “Wyoming Works”
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 10, 2019
The Wyoming Education Attainment Council Executive Committee recently announced the launch of the Wyoming Works program.
Northwest College, in addition to the six other community colleges across the state, is participating in this partnership to offer new opportunities for students.
The primary purpose of Wyoming Works is to provide programs and resources for adult students to learn a skill that leads to secure employment. The Wyoming legislature allocated $5 million to support the program across all seven community colleges; $3 million will be used for individual student grants, and the balance will support program development.
Programs that qualify under Wyoming Works are those which meet labor and economic development needs, and may be for-credit or non-credit. Eligible programs at NWC include Advanced Welding, Aeronautics, Farm and Ranch Management, Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Music Technology, Nursing Assistant, and many other courses of study.
Length of the programs will vary, from a two-week Certified Nursing Assistant certificate to a two-year welding degree.