(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) – Proposition 3 on the SPET ballot would dedicate funds to the development of a CWC-Jackson Center.
The development of CWC-Jackson Center will make Jackson stronger and support community priorities. Local residents will gain access to an expanded set of educational opportunities and local businesses and civic organizations will gain additional opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
CWC-Jackson has been serving Teton County for over 40 years and has a proven track record of helping locals develop the skills they need to move from jobs to careers. Providing dedicated classroom, lab and kitchen space while expanding class offerings will help the 95 percent of students who are from our community stay here to live, work and raise a family.
If Proposition 3 passes, SPET funds will go to the acquisition of two lots on Veronica Lane in downtown Jackson and towards planning, engineering and architectural drawings for the building.
SPET funds will secure a site for a future CWC-Jackson Center, and:
- Allow CWC-Jackson to serve additional students from across the valley
- Accelerate graduation rates, resulting in higher completion
- Provide a single, dedicated location near the START bus line and pathways to encourage the use of alternative transportation and limit any impact on traffic
- Offer 42 parking spaces that will meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors
- Support the needs of Teton County residents through extended ESL programs, college readiness, and career pathways
- Expand culinary, hospitality, business, and entrepreneurship classes
- Diversify Health & Wellness programs to include Dental Assistant, Radiology Technician, Massage, and Alternative Medicine
- Expand the Workforce Development Department to quickly respond to local needs
An investment in CWC-Jackson is one that will benefit our community for decades to come. It is not only an investment for Teton County students but for the community as a whole.
HOW TO VOTE:
On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 voters in Teton County will have the opportunity to cast their ballot for or against 11 community projects, including funds for CWC-Jackson.
Absentee voting is open now. Teton County voters can vote via mail by requesting an absentee ballot from the Teton County Clerk here. Voters can also cast their ballots early, in person, now through May 1, in the basement of the Teton County Administration Building, 200 S. Willow in Jackson from Monday through Friday,8AM to 5PM.
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Central Wyoming College
Central Wyoming College is a two-year college serving Fremont, Hot Springs and Teton Counties Our main campus is located in Riverton Wyoming and we have outreach centers in Lander, Jackson and Dubois, each designed