Wind River Job Corps http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Job Corps breaks ground in Fremont County http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/job-corps-breaks-ground-fremont-county <p>Today, the long awaited ground breaking for the 41 million dollar Wind River Job Corps took place.&nbsp; The project was first conceived in 2005 and thanks to support of Senator Mike Enzi it finally received federal approval.&nbsp; It’s the first Job Corps for Wyoming which is the only state without such a facility.&nbsp;</p><p>Sandy Barton of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services or BOCES spearheaded the effort from the start.&nbsp; She told Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that it will have a major impact on Fremont County and the state.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:17:50 +0000 Bob Beck 45135 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Job Corps breaks ground in Fremont County Long awaited Job Corps facility breaks ground Friday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/long-awaited-job-corps-facility-breaks-ground-friday <p>An effort that began almost 8 years ago will lead to a long awaited groundbreaking on Friday.&nbsp;The 41 million dollar Wind River Job Corps will train disadvantaged students in energy production and will also help them enhance their academic and social skills.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:56:49 +0000 Bob Beck 44957 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Long awaited Job Corps facility breaks ground Friday Wind River Job Corps pre-bid conference hopes to attract local contractors http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-job-corps-pre-bid-conference-hopes-attract-local-contractors <p>On Wednesday, the Riverton City Council Chambers will host a pre-bid conference for the Wind River Job Corps project. &nbsp;Project administrators want to work with as many local contractors as possible.</p><p>The completed Job Corps complex will bring much needed training opportunities to Fremont County, as well as create over 100 permanent jobs.</p><p>Sandy Barton is the executive director of Fremont County’s Board of Educational Services. She says this meeting will give local contractors the chance to ask project managers questions about what kind of opportunities will be available.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 23:18:23 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 40425 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Job Corps pre-bid conference hopes to attract local contractors Dept. of Labor seeking contractors for Wind River Job Corps http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dept-labor-seeking-contractors-wind-river-job-corps <p>The U.S. Department of Labor is finally starting the process of looking for contractors to build the Wind River Job Corps in Riverton. The site, which will provide vocational training for disadvantaged live-in students, has been slow going. Director of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services, Sandy Barton, says this is great news for the center.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:52:30 +0000 Irina Zhorov 33785 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dept. of Labor seeking contractors for Wind River Job Corps