Wind River Job Corps Student of The Week: Daniel Wieburg

    Each week, staff at Wind River Job Corps nominates a student who has shown excellent behavior towards their academics and peers. To view all nominated students, click here.

    Wind River Job Corps Student Exploring His Avenues

    Daniel Wieburg came to Wind River Job Corps from Reliance, Wyoming in August 2023 to learn a trade, get his high school diploma and his driver’s license.

    Much like other students when they first arrive, Daniel was not sure which trade he wanted to learn.  But after doing some “trade visiting” during the Career Preparation Period (CPP), which is in the first three weeks on Center, Daniel decided on the Petroleum trade.  Daniel has received certifications in OSHA 10, NCCER Construction Site Safety and NCCER Core.  “NCCER” stands for National Center for Construction Education and Research and is recognized by the construction industry as the training assessment certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional.  

    While getting his certifications, Daniel has also been working diligently towards his high school diploma and his driver’s license.  When Daniel was asked where he will go once he graduates from Wind River Job Corps?  He replied, “I am not sure which avenue I will explore.  I will either enlist with the Army to become a 91 Bravo Wheelbase Mechanic which will then lead to an oilfield-based mechanic or I may explore the avenue of becoming a Water Treatment Plant Operator close to my hometown.”  Whichever avenue, Daniel is a great young man and we couldn’t be prouder of him.

    Congratulations Daniel Wieburg, you are Wind River Job Corps’ Student of the Week.

    WIND RIVER JOB CORPS serves up to 300 campus-based and non-residential students generally originating from the Rocky Mountain states. The center provides over 16 career tracks offered through nine vocational programs, including pre-apprenticeship opportunities. These programs have been determined and developed based on the current high-performing job market trends in the region. Included in vocational training are employability skills and community engagement. Wind River Job Corps is the newest of the more than 120 Job Corps centers located throughout the United States, opening in 2015. It is operated by Equus Workforce Solutions for the Department of Labor and is located at 4200 Airport Rd in Riverton, Wyoming.

    JOB CORPS  is a program administered by the United States Department of Labor. The program helps -eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over three million individuals since 1964. It is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more nearly 60 years.

    At Job Corps, students have access to room and board while they learn skills in specific training areas for up to three years. In addition to helping students complete their education, obtain career technical skills and gain employment, Job Corps also provides transitional support services, such as help finding employment, housing, child care, and transportation. Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military.

    EQUUS WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS is a comprehensive provider of workforce development services in North America. Their fifty-plus-year legacy of experience encompasses the development, design and delivery of demand-driven workforce solutions. They are drivers and collaborators for workforce systems change, including adapting to changes in legislation, job seeker demographics and market and industry changes. We do this by integrating data-driven technology, expanding access to services and streamlining partner-supported service delivery.

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