Buchanan: Creating Energy Workers High Priority

Buchanan: Creating Energy Workers High Priority

University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan, in an interview with Sheridan Media Wednesday afternoon, talked about the importance of creating a workforce that fuels Wyoming's number one industry – energy.

Buchanan says if there's one area in which the school should distinguish itself, it's the principal industry that drives the state's economy in all its forms, whether that's coal, natural gas, wind or CBM.

Buchanan says the UW School of Energy Resources is an example of current work toward that goal.

The school saw its first two students -- two Wyoming high school graduates -- leave with Bachelor's degrees in Energy Resource Science this past fall.

UW is developing a Masters program now, and about 50 students are enrolled in SER. For more information, visit the school's website.

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