Wyoming Works program will help adult students pay for college

JACKSON, WY – The Wyoming Works program was signed into law at the end of March with the goal of providing programs and resources for adult students to learn skills that lead to secure employment. $3 million of the allocated $5 million will be used for individual student grants, while the remaining balance will support further development of the program.

“Businesses across the state are eager to demonstrate their workforce needs to community colleges to ensure the Wyoming Works program is a success for the newly trained employees, the schools that train them, and the businesses that hire them. This is especially true in the construction industry where private partners who have spent years working on workforce development issues are already engaged in the effort,” said Katie Legerski, Executive Director of the Wyoming Contractors Association.

Length of the programs will vary, from a two-week Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate to a two-year Welding degree. Student grants are now available, and additional information can be found by contacting any of the community colleges.

Below is a list of Wyoming Works Programs at Central Wyoming College:

Accounting Career, AAS **
Accounting – Bookkeeping, Cert I **
Administrative Assistant, AAS **
Certified Nursing Assistant (NRST-1500 Nursing Assistant course leads to CNA certification)**
Computer Science, AS **
Computer Technology, AAS *
Culinary Arts, AAS **
Culinary Arts, Cert I **
Electrical Apprenticeship, Cert II **
Hotel and Restaurant Management, AAS *
Human Services – Addiction Option, AAS **
Human Services – General Option, AAS **
New Media, AAS **
Software Support Specialist, AAS **
*Wyoming Works Standard Grant Eligible – $840 per semester
**Wyoming Works Critical Grant Eligible – $1,680 per semester

Learn more about each program here.

Who is eligible?
To see if you qualify, visit https://www.cwc.edu/wyomingworks.

How to apply?
2) Fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
3) Apply for Wyoming Works at www.cwc.edu/wyomingworks

For additional information call Financial Aid at 855-2115.

In order for the public to easily identify which programs qualify for Wyoming Works grant funds, the following labels will be visible on program materials and advertisements for each community college.

Community Partner:

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

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