CWC – Jackson seeks SPET funds to expand and diversify
(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) – For nearly four decades, Central Wyoming College (CWC) has been proudly serving the Jackson community. They are committed to this community and passionate about meeting the unique educational challenges and workforce needs of Teton County by providing:
- Foundational courses that open doors to a college future, including focused support for those with English as a second language
- Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency
- Accredited culinary and hospitality program that ?ts within the o?-seasons
- Excellent nursing and health science programs
- Business degrees, entrepreneurial success programs and customized workforce training
- Dual and concurrent credit for high school students
- Community enrichment courses for ongoing learning and improvement
CWC-Jackson has been partnering with community non-profits, schools and businesses to serve more students, increase skilled workers and advance our shared community goals. Because they are currently operating in a small, shared space at the Center for the Arts, CWC-Jackson faces a number of challenges when it comes to serving the community, including:
-No dedicated professional kitchen
-Lack of adequate classroom space
-Shared lab space with local schools that limits curriculum options
-Technology constraints due to using temporary spaces
-Students delayed in graduating due to course sequencing obstacles
-Lack of o?ce space for existing staff
CWC-Jackson is seeking SPET funds in the amount $3.82 million for the acquisition of two lots on Veronica Lane in downtown Jackson as well as planning, engineering and architectural planning. The expanded CWC-Jackson Center would solve all of the above problems and be a boon for local residents, businesses and organizations, helping the diverse population of Teton County pursue their dreams while reinforcing community priorities.
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.