Officials broke ground on the Wind River Job Corps Center Friday.

Employers will work closely with the Wind River Job Corps Center to develop programs they need to fill positions within their companies. In addition to life skill education, job training will be offered to students in areas of energy production, CDL driving, heavy equipment mechanics, welding and other careers.

Sandy Barton of Fremont County Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) says the Wind River Job Corps Center will play an important role in helping students to successfully make the transition into the workforce resulting in self-sufficiency.

Information and data provided by the Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services helped identify future needs of employers for workers and the skills of jobseekers in the community. This information was also used to help develop the programs and services offered through the Wind River Job Corps Center.