Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

4200 Airport Rd
Riverton, WY 82501-8200
United States

Geolocation Field
43.044725, -108.439903
Phone Number
(307) 857-9700
Fax Number
(307) 857-9839
Capacity
194
Location Description

Opened in 2015, the Wind River Job Corps Center is one of the program’s newest and most modern campuses. The center is located on 135 acres surrounded by the beautiful Wind River mountain range in the middle of the Wind River Indian Reservation. It is a rural setting that sits on top of the city, with beautiful views.

Center History

The Wind River Job Corps Center opened to much excitement and fanfare in October of 2015 and is the first Job Corps center in the state of Wyoming. The center is named after the nearby Wind River mountain range.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 144 male students and 50 female students in two dorms. Honor rooms are available for students who qualify. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • computers
  • bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Julie Gassner
Director Email
Gassner.Julie@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
COMMUNITY SERVICE
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Wind River Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>PAWS</li> <li>Youth2Youth: Partners 4 Peace</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school equivalency program
<p>One of our top goals at Wind River Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Wind River Job Corps are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</p>
English Language Learning
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly by the Wyoming Student Assessment System test to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math and reading by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
College Prep
College Program
<p>We have partnered with Central Wyoming College to provide college courses as an advanced training program to students while on center. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>housing and recreation</li> <li>meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>transportation to and from college the center is in partnership with Wind River Transit</li> </ul> <p>Upon completion of your initial training, you can apply for Advanced Career Training (ACT) at Central Wyoming College to work towards earning your Associates degree.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to four students in each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.