Wyoming Program to Train Women for 'Green' Jobs

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A program to train single mothers in careers that will enable them to support their families is moving into the "green" occupations following a $60,000 grant. Climb Wyoming received the money from the Business and Professional Women's Foundation to train women for green jobs such as wind power technicians.

Climb Wyoming spokeswoman Jessica Barrett Speer says some women have already been trained as wind technicians through Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, and that the group is considering a similar program in Casper. Speer says the training could be for wind farm jobs, but could also include solar energy.

Climb Wyoming's goal with the grant money is to train and place at least six women in green jobs by September 30th, 2010. To learn more about the program, visit www.climbwyoming.org

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