Job Corps students aren’t afraid to Dream Big
Nachelle Ince knows what she wants to do. Her ultimate career dream is to become a surgeon. So she laid out a strategic plan to get the best training available that would make the most efficient use of her time and resources.
Nachelle came to Wind River Job Corps from Aurora, Colorado and enrolled in the healthcare program, with technical training served up by Central Wyoming College. Students travel daily to CWC for classes, while maintaining their academics, support programming and residential life at Wind River. She received medical assistant certifications in this program, that will allow her to begin working with patients in a doctor’s office. In addition, Nachelle graduated from CWC with an Associates degree in Health Sciences.
“This week’s Wind River Job Corps Student-of-the-Week has really taken advantage of everything the Department of Labor and Wind River has to offer,” says center director Dr. Kristen Benson. “Nachelle is a hard worker, an advocate, and a role model to other Wind River students. She shows that everyone has the opportunity to go as far as they want in this program. I expect big things to happen for her in the future.”
These accomplishments are stepping stones to that ultimate goal. Nachelle has been accepted to attend Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas, where she will study pre-med and earn her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology … one step closer to her dream career.
Congratulations Nachelle Ince on all your hard work and dedication. 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 eight 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 124 Job Corps centers located throughout the United States, opening in 2015. It is operated by the Alternate Perspectives, Inc. 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 income-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 two million individuals since 1964. It is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 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.
API Alternate Perspectives Incorporated (API) is a certified small, woman-owned company with corporate headquarters just outside our nation’s capital. API’s mission is to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals and realize their dreams by providing them with new ways of thinking to create new ways of doing. API staff have extensive Job Corps experience in almost every aspect of the Job Corps program. The API Operating model begins with building a “positive normative culture” at each center defined by four norms: respect self, respect others, respect community, and strive for excellence. Students and staff at the Wind River Job Corps Center are expected to adopt and embrace these norms to learn, grown, and strive for continuous improvement. In addition to Wind River Job Corps, API operates the Westover Job Corps Center, and Shriver Job Corps Center, both in Massachusetts.