Posted Date: 03/21/2018
The Wheatland High School students got to put their hands on some heavy equipment Tuesday afternoon – sort of. Heavy equipment simulators were provided to WHS students by the Wyoming Contractors Association (WCA) as a way to expose secondary students to the possible career fields available in this industry. As with many trades industries in Wyoming, there is a shortage of heavy equipment operators. WHS, along with the Wy Dept of Workforce Services in Wheatland, has been working to provide training to recent graduates. Linda Virant, director of the Wheatland Workforce Center has received grants to offer training and certification in the 4-week heavy equipment course offered by WCA. Virant said she hopes this sparks an interest in students to look further at these opportunities as they become available. Other grants have provided certification course to recent graduates in the areas of welding and carpentry. For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.