Wind River Job Corps Opened Doors To Community This Thursday
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Wind River Job Corps Center (WRJC) held an open community event yesterday to interact with the community and connect various local employers, who have worked with WRJC in the past, with future interns. WRJC’s Christa Stream stated that the center was “very pleased with the event.”
In order to graduate, students must accumulate a number of work-based-learning (WBL) hours by working with local employers in their field of study. During this phase of the program, students get the opportunity to connect with prospective employers and show off the employability skills that they have been learning during previous phases of the program.
WRJC students have recently assisted local companies in the completion of the horse track in Ft. Washakie and have been regularly involved in projects for Habitat for Humanity. “A big part of the Job Corps program is students giving back to the community and being a good community partner,” Stream told County 10.
The center opened its doors to the community this Thursday and invited previous and current WBL employers into the classroom to meet future interns and see the center’s on-site vocational training in action. Center staff and students offered tours and gave guests an in-depth explanation of the program and its various components.