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Published November 21, 2018
Wyoming residents have the opportunity to discuss ways to overcome barriers to completing postsecondary degrees and certificates during meetings at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges Thursday, Nov. 29.
The facilitated sessions will be conducted by the Wyoming Educational Attainment Executive Council, created in August by Gov. Matt Mead. The sessions, all of which will take place from 6-7:30 p.m., are specifically designed to focus the state’s approach on the needs of local communities.
The council is aggressively moving forward with developing a five-year and 10-year educational master plan to reach the state’s educational attainment goals established in the governor’s ENDOW initiative as a major strategy to diversify Wyoming’s economy.
The public sessions’ focus is to gain crucial perspectives from stakeholders throughout the state to identify the barriers residents face to access and complete higher education certificates and degrees. The open forum discussions will seek perspectives from attendees for specific strategies to create a college-going culture from K-12 to working adults.
The council also will provide a Facebook Live link for participation from individuals who are unable to attend the sessions. The link for the Facebook Live session is www.facebook.com/ENDOWyo/, and individuals can access the link Nov. 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.
The locations for the face-to-face sessions are:
Casper -- Casper College Union/University of Wyoming (UU) Building, Room 322.
Cheyenne -- Laramie County Community College Clay Pathfinder Building, Room 108 of the ANB Bank Leadership Center.
Gillette -- Gillette College Main Building, Presentation Hall.
Laramie -- UW Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, Boyd Room.
Powell -- Northwest College Yellowstone Building Conference Center.
Riverton -- Central Wyoming College Student Center, Room 109.
Rock Springs -- Western Wyoming Community College, Room 3060.
Sheridan -- Sheridan College Edward Whitney Academic Center, Room W153.
Torrington -- Eastern Wyoming College Career and Technical Education Center, Room 101.
Information from the sessions will be compiled and used to prepare the five-year and 10-year educational master plan to meet the Wyoming educational attainment goal. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. To RSVP for the Laramie session, email email@example.com.