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Are There Gaps in Your Education?

There are 10 Adult Basic Education/GED grant funded programs serving the entire state. These programs provide basic math, reading and writing skills, as well as training in workplace skills and practice GED exams at no cost to you.

If you need to improve your basic skills before continuing your education or moving into the workplace, contact the Community College Commission at (307) 777-3545 for the ABE/GED Center nearest you or ask your school counselor.

Websites for Individuals with Multi Cultural Backgrounds

American Indian College Fund
American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
American Institute for Managing Diversity, Inc. (AIMD)
The Black Collegian
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
National Asso. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

A Guide for Student Athletes

 If you are a student athlete interested in a college education, check out the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. This is a guide that covers everything from admissions to scholarships. Contact the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or visit with your high school coach or guidance counselor.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Resources for People with Disabilities

The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists people who have a disability prepare for, find and maintain employment. DVR counselors provide individuals with the tools they need to make informed choices concerning their career goals.

Students with disabilities who may need assistance with the transition from school to work are encouraged to contact a DVR counselor either directly or through their school no later than the end of their Junior year, or any time vocational issues arise.

DVR has sixteen offices located across the State. To inquire about services, check the State Government listings in your phone book for the office nearest to you, or call DVRís Central office in Cheyenne at 307-777-7389.

Job Training for Students

The WIA Title 1-B Youth Program provides year-round training and employment programs for youths, ages 14-21 both in and out of school. Program services may include paid job and/or classroom training opportunities which provide the skills, knowledge and self-confidence that can be applied toward school or future employment.

It is important that students begin to think about their careers, and any additional support they may need to remain in school. For young people who have dropped out of school, the youth program provides jobs and the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED. One key element of the youth program is follow-up services for one year after program completion to help acquire the skills needed to succeed.

Youth partnerships have been formed to bring together schools and local employers to create job opportunities. The linkages between schools and employers move beyond traditional employment and training services. The partnerships strive to provide youths with the services necessary to get a high school diploma or GED, placement and retention in post-secondary education, job skills training, job opportunities and apprenticeships.

For more information about the WIA Title 1-B Youth Program, contact Chris Corlis, Employment and Training Program Manager at (307) 235-3242.

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