December is Career Exploration and Awareness Month

December 15, 2022

Career Exploration & Awareness Month shines a spotlight on discovering the career pathways available to Wyoming residents and the employment, training and educational opportunities that come with them. The BOOTS platform can help navigate the education, career, and business tools available in Wyoming. There are multiple pathways to better careers: training certificates, degrees, stackable credentials, apprenticeships and more. Additionally, DWS’s Employment and Training Division helps to build a workforce to meet the changing demands of Wyoming’s diverse businesses, and its Business Training and Support Unit works directly with Wyoming businesses, colleges, economic development agencies and community partners across the state. In addition, the free Wyoming Grown program connects individuals who have a desire to return home to Wyoming with in-demand career opportunities throughout the state.

DWS Awarded Unemployment Insurance Equity Grant for Wyoming

Wyoming has been approved for $2,283,000 in funding through an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Equity Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. This innovative grant program is the first of its kind and will help claimants and create efficiencies for DWS staff through:

  • Improved, mobile-friendly technology.
  • A visually appealing, intuitive, and user-friendly
    Wyoming Unemployment Insurance system.
  • Plain, easy-to-understand language.
  • Spanish translation.
  • Improved accessibility for those with disabilities.

Read more here.

Together, we are leading workforce innovation today, to build a stronger tomorrow.

Robin Sessions Cooley
Director
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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