Posts from March, 2011

EWC Job Expo – Save the Date

March 20, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Save the date as Eastern Wyoming College will once again host a Job Expo on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. There are currently over 20 employers, based both locally and from across the region participating, providing a variety of job opportunities for both EWC students and community members.
The Job Expo will begin at 10 am in the Gymnasium at the College, and will continue until 2 pm. Employers may conduct interviews throughout the day.
Currently registered participants include WCA McMurry Training Center, Black Hills State University, Westech, University of Phoenix, Wyoming Army National Guard, Panhandle Coop, SourceGas, Wyoming Women’s Center, Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, Brazier Mine Construction, Western Nebraska Veterans Home, Premier Steel Manufacturing, Inc, Goshen County Sheriff’s Office, University of  Wyoming, Department of Workforce Services, Torrington Police Department, Chadron State College, Western Mine Service, Party Lite Independent Consultant, H & R Block, Cloud Peak Energy, American Electric Power and St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.
There is still an opportunity to register your business or company to participate. Please contact Vicki Kutsch at 307.532.8328 to register or for more information.
This event is free and open to the public.

EWC Presents Afghan Women’s Project: Ten Years Later

March 15, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
This photographic exhibit will be on display at the Eastern Wyoming College campus in Torrington from March 23 through March 25. The exhibit will be in the Fine Arts Auditorium and is free and open to the public. The artist, Peggy Kelsey, will be speaking about this exhibit and her work at three different artist’s talks: Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. with a reception at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Friday March 25 at 10 a.m.
Ms. Kelsey, a photographer from Austin, Texas, started the “Afghan Women’s Project” after traveling to Afghanistan in 2003 to photograph women and document their stories. She put together an exhibit of Afghan women’s portraits along with a profile of the women and portions of her conversations with them. “The situation of Afghans and especially Afghan women may deteriorate during the coming years. But we, like the Afghans, must take a long-term view. What can be done now to secure the futures of the next generation for their children?” said Ms. Kelsey.
This exhibit was brought to Wyoming in cooperation by the Eastern Wyoming College, The Wyoming Humanities Council, the University of Wyoming Outreach School.
For more information about Ms. Kelsey’s visit to Eastern Wyoming College, please contact Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning at 307.532.8322.

EWC Host Spring Gardening Conference

March 15, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College in conjunction with the Goshen County Master gardeners, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extensions and USDA Risk Management Agency will be hosting a Spring Gardening Conference on Saturday April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium with a cost of $5.
The role of the USDA’s Risk Management (RMA) is to help producers manage their business risks through effective, market-based risk management solutions. RMA’s mission is to promote, support and regulate sound risk management solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.
Breakout Sessions will feature local and regional gardening/landscaping experts sharing information about growing vegetables, flowers, growing the right trees, landscape gardening, soil testing, high tunnels, insects, grasshopper control, composting, growing herbs and how to use them.
Please call the Community Education office to register, 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

Pruitt Wins tie down roping at Lancer Rodeo

March 15, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Riley Pruitt continues his climb to a College National Finals Qualification with a win at his home rodeo, the Lancer Rodeo held in Torrington this past weekend. Pruitt, a freshman from Gering, NE, won the first round and the second round to finish first overall in the tie down roping. He also leads the regional standings in this event.
Freshman Tyler Wortman, Highmore, SD and partner Dane Kissack, Gillette College won the first round of the team roping.
Sophomore Troy Wilcox, Red Owl, SD and partner Tee Hale, White Owl, SD finished the weekend in second place overall in the team roping. Wilcox also finished in the top ten in the first round of the tie down roping.
In the breakaway roping, sophomore Charlie Opela, Stapleton, Ne, finished in fourth place in the first round.
Other top ten qualifiers from the Eastern Wyoming College team in the first round included Brady Cross, Sophomore, Harrisburg, NE, in the Saddle Bronc Riding and Jake Allbaugh, sophomore, Gering, NE, in the Bareback Riding.
Coach Jake Clark added the following comments about the Lancer Rodeo, “Riley continues to lead the regional standings. He is roping really well even though he hasn’t drawn that well but he is making it work and I am very proud of him. The men’s team had a great weekend with a third place finish. We are still a little ways back from the leaders but we are going to make a run for it.”

EWC offers CDL classes in Newcastl

March 8, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Newcastle April 18th through May 6th. Class will be held from 8 am to 5 pm each day.
This class is perfect for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job.
Workforce training grants are available and interested individuals do need to pre-register and pre-qualify. Contact Jo Ellen Keigley at 307.532.8365 or stop by the EWC Newcastle Outreach Center located in Newcastle High School.

EWC offers class to improve office efficiency

March 8, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Workforce Development Center at Eastern Wyoming College presents Lean Office Concepts. This one day class will be held on Thursday, March 31, 8 am – 5 pm in Tebbet room 132.
This one day class will cover Lean Concepts that will help you to identify and eliminate wastes in your operation to reduce costs that will improve your bottom line. You will learn the fundamental approach of key Lean principles. Walk away with methods to map processes to better identify and eliminate waste.
This class is perfect for those change agents from any industry with business-process value streams, including processes winding through marketing, sales, order entry, engineering, purchasing, human resources, scheduling, accounting, and quality control, who want to improve their business processes in order to deliver more value to their customers while consuming fewer resources.
To register for this class or for more information, contact Ashley at 307.532.8366 or email at workforce@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC offers class to improve office efficiency

March 8, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Workforce Development Center at Eastern Wyoming College presents Lean Office Concepts. This one day class will be held on Thursday, April 7, 8 am – 5 pm in Newcastle.
This one day class will cover Lean Concepts that will help you to identify and eliminate wastes in your operation to reduce costs that will improve your bottom line. You will learn the fundamental approach of key Lean principles. Walk away with methods to map processes to better identify and eliminate waste.
This class is perfect for those change agents from any industry with business-process value streams, including processes winding through marketing, sales, order entry, engineering, purchasing, human resources, scheduling, accounting, and quality control, who want to improve their business processes in order to deliver more value to their customers while consuming fewer resources.
To register for this class or for more information, contact Ashley at 307.532.8366, email at workforce@ewc.wy.edu or stop by the EWC Newcastle Outreach Center located in Newcastle High School.

EWC to offer grain bin rescue training

March 8, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College will be offering training in Grain Bin Rescue. This training will take place in Torrington on Tuesday, April 5th. There are two time options available – 8 am to 12 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.
This four-hour course includes a review of OSHA standards, scene safety, hazards of entry, use of ropes and pulleys, uses of harnesses and hands-on practice in a grain bin rescue simulator.
This course is being offered in partnership with Western Nebraska Community College. To register or for more information contact Ashley at 307.532.8366 or email at workforce@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC Offers Courses in Mobile Welding Lab in Newcastle and Moorcroft

March 8, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College announces short-term welding courses to be offered in the College’s Mobile Welding Lab in Newcastle and Moorcroft.
Classes are available at the following times in Moorcroft:
  • Session 1 – April 4 – 8, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 1 pm
  • Session 2 – April 4 – 8, Monday – Friday, 3 pm – 9 pm
Classes are available at the following times in Newcastle:
  • Session 1 – April 11 – 15, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 1 pm
  • Session 2 – April 11 – 15, Monday – Friday, 3 pm – 9 pm
Courses will be offered for credit. The following courses will be available: Maintenance Welding, Intro to Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding (Dual Shield).
Test-training is also available for welders seeking to qualify for specific welding codes or specifications. This training consists of supervised practice and documentation of proper techniques, enabling the welders to overcome faulty habits. Practice specimens are made and tested, and the welders are guided toward correcting any welding faults they may have. At the end of the training week, a decision can be made to test or not test with additional charges for the testing.
Workforce training grants are available for these welding courses. Please contact the Workforce Development office for more information or to register with Jo Ellen at 307.532.8365 or Ashley at 307.532.8366. Minimum of 4, maximum of 7 students per session. Base pricing may vary upon course expenses and location.
Interested persons may also visit the EWC campus locations in Moorcroft at Moorcroft High School or in Newcastle at Newcastle High School. igley at 307.532.8365 or stop by the EWC Newcastle Outreach Center located in Newcastle High School.