SEEDA Begins Career and Technical Education Study

Members of the SEEDA Board of Trustees met Thursday with Joel Simon, a Associate VP of Public Sector Services, to discuss the ins and outs of his firm's upcoming Career and Technical Education Study. (Photo by Chris Foy)
Members of the SEEDA Board of Trustees met Thursday with Joel Simon, a Associate VP of Public Sector Services, to discuss the ins and outs of his firm's upcoming Career and Technical Education Study. (Photo by Chris Foy)

The Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority met with a consultant Friday to discuss the details regarding their upcoming Career and Technical Education Study. Examining current career-related education opportunities in Sheridan and where they are needed, the consultants will also take a look at local economic conditions.

Associate Vice President of Public Sector Services with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Joel Simon, explains what the first phase of the study will entail.

While meeting with some members of the SEEDA Board of Trustees, SEEDA Administrator Robert Briggs said exposing students to a variety of tech-related educational opportunities could potentially lead them to satisfying career opportunities here in Sheridan. And while that's the goal, he said industry and educational systems will need to examine their operational models.

Briggs says the initial phase of $25,000 was funded from funds SEEDA put aside for economic development from revenue generated from the sale of lots at the High-Tech Business Park. He describes the second phase.

Briggs says the grant has been submitted and SEEDA is in the process of providing follow-up to the Wyoming Business Council. He says he hopes to hear whether SEEDA has been awarded the grant sometime in the late Spring.

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