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An education in the wind

Students, who have benefited from new vocational legislation, tour Medicine Bow/Hanna area wind turbines while updating their own teaching system


Mike Armstrong

In all three photos students from LCCC and their instructors are guided through PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power's McFadden Wind Park. Students got a hands on learning experience and instructors got feedback on what the students had learned while industry got input on what needs to be taught in vocational programs.

Graduation is nearing and many students in Carbon County are weighing their options. It is never easy for graduating seniors to be sure they are going down the right road concerning their future.

Jobs and education are changing in Wyoming. This year's legislature, attuned to how important vocational education is, passed Senate File 111 on March 15, enabling Wyoming's seven community college districts to offer programs like an applied bachelor's of science degree in nursing or electrical engineering, though specific programs would still need case-by-case approval.

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