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Job Corps build to start this summer

Submitted by Newsroom on May 13, 2013 – 1:27 pmNo Comment

Written by KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON — After six years of waiting, the state could break ground this summer on Wyoming’s first and only Job Corps training center. The federally-funded facility was awarded to the town of Riverton and will be built on a 124-acre plot on the town’s northwest side near the community airport. Sandy Barton of the local Board of Cooperative Education Services said the recent bid letting means the project is finally moving forward. She said the deadline for bids is June 13 and the contract will be awarded by June 30.

So if all goes as planned, she said building will start during this year’s construction season … CLICK HERE

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She went on to say the money for the $30-$40 million construction job is coming from the Department of Labor. The project will bring in more than 200 jobs to the community, 100 during the construction and another 110 to run the place once it’s built. And the training center will accommodate a student population of 300 who, she said, may otherwise not be able to get a high school diploma or learn a trade. To see the plans, we’ll send you to her organization’s website. That’s fcboces.org.

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