Can a European-style apprentice program help to rebuild the economy of Wyoming for the future?

Wyoming Works was a program that provided resources for non-traditional adult students to learn a skill and secure employment but was cut out in the massive budget cuts in Governor Mark Gordon’s supplemental budget.

SF127 seeks to provide another avenue for Wyoming students to develop the skills necessary to earn higher paying jobs through apprenticeships.

State Senator Dave Kinskey is sponsoring the bill where a student can work as an apprentice beginning in high school and follow the path to a substantial career throughout his or her college years…

The bill was introduced in early March and is awaiting a vote by the Education Committee in the Senate.

Of course bills like SF127 are expected to take back seat to the legislature’s efforts to seek an answer to the K-12 budget dilemma.

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