Central Wyoming College’s Second Wind program continues to accept applications from 18-21-year-old students who had been in the juvenile justice system.
Students who qualify complete a Customer Service Specialist program that begins April 1 on the Riverton campus. Successful students are awarded 30 credits, or about half the credits necessary to earn an associate’s degree.
The program runs for six months and students meet all day Monday through Friday, taking courses in communications, human relations, computer applications, entrepreneurship and other life skills-related subjects.
CWC was awarded a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to young adults who had been through the juvenile justice system. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and provide educational opportunities.
The training is provided free of charge, and qualified students may earn a stipend. The students work alongside a success coach to help them work through any barriers they may encounter. The students also participate in a service learning project.
For more information, contact Anne Even at (307) 855-2335.