PHASE I & II PROGRAMS
In collaboration with industry partners, the Fiber Optics Specialization complements current Electrical and Instrumental program offerings and fills the workforce shortages that are needed to fulfill the obligation of bringing fiber to various areas of Wyoming. This program aligns with the state initiative in training our young people and providing the education and skills for them to stay in Wyoming to work and live.
As Wyoming’s first substation technician program, this training will fill an industry need and provide local students with the opportunity to stay within the state while gaining education to transition into a high wage skill and need workforce. Industry leaders are actively engaged and committed to the program.
The blue hydrogen program will have two components: research and training. It will explore the potential for sustainable development of a hydrogen ecosystem in Wyoming as well as an education and workforce training program in relation to hydrogen energy and emerging hydrogen economy. The training program will be modularized for students from high school through graduate school and working professionals.
ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGY
Growth and expansion in the energy industry coupled with an aging workforce nearing retirement requires Wyoming to increase training for future employees in the industry. This expansion supports Wyoming’s emerging initiatives, such as nuclear and carbon capture as well as legacy industries.