At Wednesday's meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District, the board of trustees unanimously voted to hold a special meeting on a potential bond issue regarding expansion of the Technical Education Center at Sheridan College. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.
The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees all agreed Wednesday to hold the special meeting next Monday to discuss possibly putting the expansion project of the Technical Education Center at Sheridan College on the ballot. Sheridan College President Paul Young explains.
Young says they held an open house to get community feedback on Wednesday and will be holding another one on Thursday, hoping to garner input from students, faculty and residents alike.
He says the expansion of the tech center, combined with the increased instructional capacity in associated programs courtesy of donations from Whitney Benefits and others, will help fill demand for these jobs and positively impact the Sheridan community.
Additionally, Young says local employers he's spoken with are in favor of this initiative because current figures show 463 trained workers will be needed just to replace retiring machine tool, diesel and welding technician just in Wyoming.
The special meeting will take place next Monday at 7 p.m. at the C-TEL Auditorium at Sheridan College. Members of the public are invited to attend.