Posts Tagged ‘Job Corps’

RIVERTON, WYOMING – Local commercial truck driving instructors, students and employers were introduced to virtual reality this past week (Jan 27) at Wind River Job Corps. According to training software designer Talon Innovative Solutions of Lander, WY, about 60% of commercial drivers will not pass the pre-drive evaluation when testing for their license. That has [...]

You know how important it is to make a good first impression, especially when looking for a job. Yet in our ever-more casual culture, many job seekers struggle to project the kind of professional image you would expect in a new employee. At Wind River Job Corps in Riverton, Wyoming, a lot of effort is [...]

Cassidy Suedekum, recent Wind River Job Corps graduate, has a favorite quote from A. A. Milne, “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” This is a very appropriate quote for the young woman from Firestone, Colorado, who left behind a difficult relationship and life situation by coming up [...]

Some lives head down a hard road. A young woman without a job, in an abusive relationship and exposed to drugs doesn’t have a lot to look forward to. Luckily for Keana Silletto, she was thrown a lifeline by her best friend who had already been attending Job Corps. On her advice, Keana enrolled at [...]

Michaelia Moses didn’t come to Wind River Jobs Corps because she wanted to break barriers. Even so, that’s what she’ll be doing when she takes her first job in the petroleum industry, where only 15% of the highly skilled employees are women. Michaelia came to WRJC and Riverton, Wyoming after being a shift manager at [...]

Wyoming’s WIND RIVER JOB CORPS, in Riverton celebrated the graduation of 54 students with 25 in attendance, in a ceremony on campus Friday, December 13. Students successfully completed various programs including Building Construction Technologies and Carpentry, Welding, Truck Driving and Heavy Equipment Operation, Petroleum Technology, Business Administration and Health Care. Through these program student received [...]

The Whitney Young Job Corps culinary students volunteered Monday, February 5th, at the Shelbyville Kiwanis Annual Chili Supper! Three culinary arts trade students, Scott Allen, Brandon Brownlee and Richard Eason volunteered by serving chili and soups at the Stratton Community Center, proceeds from the event will benefit the local Shelby County community. The event was [...]

John Gaddis, regional coordinator for the Home Builders Institute (HBI), and Marty Doughty, apprenticeship director with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), recently visited the Carpentry and Building Construction Technology (BCT) career technical training program at the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. They are seeking talented and qualified students interested in apprenticeship programs for Electrical, [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps created an opportunity for 3 gentlemen to start the year with a very promising future. Conner Cole and Johnathan Rivard have completed approximately 90% of their welding trade and are eligible to participate in the Work Base Learning program. Work Base Learning (WBL) provides students real hands on experience while they [...]

There is nothing better than visualizing possibilities for one’s future.   This is especially true if you are about to launch into the professional career pool—like Alaska Job Corps students.  Over the last weeks, students have been fully participating in the annual February rite of the National Groundhog Job Shadow event.This is when all students [...]