The Boards of Trustees from the Northern Wyoming Community College District and Sheridan County School District No. 2 had their annual meeting Monday night to discuss how the entities can work together to better prepare students to compete in the global workforce in the coming years.
Presentations were given discussing various ideas such as expanding concurrent and dual enrollment to give students a “head start” earning a post-secondary certificate; and the “Collegiate High School,” which enables high-school age students the opportunity to simultaneously earn both a standard high school diploma and a transferable 2-year college degree or transferable college credits.
The entities discussed how “thinking outside the box” in educating future generations of students is the key to developing the workforce that will be necessary to compete globally.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey spoke to those attending, saying a skilled workforce will be instrumental in Sheridan and the area competing for new jobs and attracting new business.