PHASE I & II PROGRAMS
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
CULINARY & HOTEL/RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT:
There is a need for additional infrastructure to digitize credentials and increase the state’s agility and responsiveness in a rapidly changing hospitality and culinary industry. These projects are focused on expanding the number of short-term certificates and credentialing, improving coordination of tourism/hospitality training, expertise and information sharing across the state, and increasing culinary and hospitality offerings, particularly in areas with strong tourism sectors and tourism corridors but limited workforce.
Expanding educational offerings across the tourism sector is critical to meet the workforce needs of the industry. Across several community colleges, this project seeks to develop of new offerings in trail building, mountain biking, outdoor adventure and education, craft brewing, agritourism, event planning, anthropology, and search and rescue.
The mission of the WORTH Initiative is to support, expand, and diversify Wyoming’s economy through the outdoor recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries. The WORTH Initiative will achieve its mission by identifying gaps/needs across Wyoming; supplying diverse workforce training products to students and industry professionals; delivering timely and relevant applied research for WORTH industries; and providing extension and outreach to the tourism industry across Wyoming.