EWC Instructor Appointed to Community College Planning Task Force
May 18, 2009
TORRINGTON, WY -
Longtime instructor Leland Vetter has been appointed by the Honorable Governor Freudenthal to serve on the Community College Planning Task Force. His term began on April 1 and ends on March 31, 2010.
According to the Wyoming State Legislature website, the 2008 Wyoming Session Laws established the Community College Planning Task Force comprised of six legislators and nine members appointed by the Governor. The Task Force is directed to review and evaluate the existing community college system and to develop recommendations addressing various components of the community college system. Following adoption of November 2008 Task Force recommendations in the 2009 legislative session, the legislature continued the Task Force for completion of its review and evaluation of the community college system.
Vetter will be representing career and technical education training and the role of Wyoming community colleges. He will look at serving the needs of traditional and non-traditional learners as well as communicating, identifying and meeting needs of business & industry and supporting economic growth. The task force will also review funding for training programs from stable performers and innovators.
EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong added the following on Vetter’s appointment, " Leland will represent the workforce training aspect very well. He will be an active and vocal participant who will bring a practical perspective to the task force."
Vetter has worked at Eastern Wyoming College for 29 years as a welding and machine tooling instructor. He is the Director of the Welding program and has been a leader and innovator in the growth of the program. The EWC program is accredited by the American Welding Society.
"I will take my appointment very seriously in moving the Wyoming community colleges on a forward moving path," added Vetter.