© 2024 Wyoming Public Media
800-729-5897 | 307-766-4240
Wyoming Public Media is a service of the University of Wyoming
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Transmission & Streaming Disruptions

Powell High School And Northwest College To Offer Vocational Courses


Powell High School and Northwest College are partnering to offer vocational classes to high school students who are not planning to go to college.

Students wanting to explore different careers and gain workforce experience before they graduate can take classes through the Northwest College Center for Training and Development.

Christi Greaham, Northwest College Training and Development Specialist, said the partnership started a year ago when a high school student was looking to get construction and heavy equipment experience.

"A lot of [students] know or aren't sure that they want to do (the) college route. So, this gives them the chance to go out and find different trades and get some experience to go into the trade world," she said.

Classes include auto mechanics, therapeutic riding, and workforce effectiveness training. Greaham said, so far, the program has been a success, especially for the auto mechanic students.

"Out of the five, four of them are actually working in the field and have gotten jobs as mechanics."

Students won't gain college credits through the program. Greaham said students are taking courses for experience.

Have a question about this story? Contact the reporter, Kamila Kudelska, at kkudelsk@uwyo.edu.

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the surrounding areas with her two pups and husband.
Related Content