WPR News
8:26 pm
Mon December 19, 2005

State Gets Employment Grant

Laramie, Wy – A two-point-four (M) million dollar
federal grant will establish a program in Casper to train workers
for the booming oil and gas industry.
Senator Mike Enzi says Wyoming needs skilled workers in place as
fast as possible to take advantage of the oil and gas boom.
U-S Labor Secretary Elaine Chao says increasing demand for
energy is creating new jobs in the oil and gas industry.
Senator Craig Thomas says it's important to have workers trained
to use the advanced technology in the oil and gas fields.
The Casper program will teach basic safety and skills to about
30 workers a week for 50 weeks.