Wind River Job Corps Student of The Week: Norda Armstrong

    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 Works Diligently Towards Her Future

    This student enrolled at Wind River Job Corps to build a future for her and her sister.  Norda Armstrong came from Brighton, Colorado last May.  She is currently enrolled in the Carpentry Trade and working towards her high school diploma and driver’s license.  Even though Norda may seem quiet and reserved she is extremely focused and working very diligently towards her future.  

    Norda has received certifications In OSHA 10 Construction, Scaffold Safety and Green Building Awareness.  When asked what she plans to do once she graduates, she said, “I will either join the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) where I will complete my apprenticeship or maybe I will check out the job opportunities with Job Corps partner, Tremco.  Either way I know I will be able to provide a stable place for my sister and I to live which has always been one of my goals.” 

    Whichever career path Norda chooses, we here at Wind River Job Corps know she will be a success. 

    Congratulations Norda Armstrong, 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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