EWC Partnership Program Helping Students in Wheatland
April 6, 2009
TORRINGTON, WY -
Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the Academic and Workforce Education (AWE) program. This program is a partnership between EWC Adult Basic Education, Financial Aid, Department of Workforce Services Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program, and the University of Wyoming Extension Office. AWE serves to empower youth ages 16-21 to become self-sufficient by providing employment training, life skill instruction, GED instruction and WorkKeys preparation.
This program was developed by EWC's Adult Basic Education Director, Diane McQueen. "This is an absolutely wonderful opportunity for these 'at risk youth.' The program is not simply about 'getting a GED'. It encompasses a wide range of workshops and courses that these kids need to be successful in terms of employment skills as well as preparation for post-secondary education."
The AWE program will also feature workshops and seminars on leadership, dealing with the Y-generation, assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and scholarships, nutrition, and employment skills.
Qualified students will receive financial assistance through WIA. Students may be paid a minimum wage while attending class and will receive a bonus upon the completion of the GED.
There is a limit of 15 students at each qualifying site. For eligibility requirements, please contact McQueen in Torrington at 307.532.8399 or Janna Griffin at the Workforce Center in Wheatland at 307.322.4741. This program will kick off in Wheatland on April 20th.