Academic skills

Academic skills

At Job Corps, we will help you unlock your full potential. Not only do we offer hands-on career training, but we also offer classes in academics, like reading and math.

High School Diploma or the equivalent

At no cost to you or your family, Job Corps provides any materials and supplies (i.e., books, workbooks, testing materials, specialized safety equipment) you’ll need to complete your academic and career training programs.

English Language Learning (ELL) Program

Enroll in our English Language Learning (ELL) program and become more confident in your English speaking and writing abilities. Reasonable accommodations to support ELL are available.

Tutoring and Academic Support

If you are interested in getting into a tutoring program once enrolled, you may contact your instructors or the Academic Manager. Tutoring is available in academics, where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors).

Advanced Career Training

Keep learning and training. Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) is an advanced college-level program. Students in ACT get to continue living on campus while taking courses for a college degree. To qualify for the ACT program, you must have:

  • A high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Completed at least one level of Job Corps career technical training
  • Recommendations from career technical training instructors and center staff
  • No major disciplinary issues within 60 days of applying
  • Above-average evaluation scores
Career Success Standards (CSS)

At Job Corps, we know that it’s important for you to have great employability, social and independent living skills. Before you enter the workforce, we’ll make sure you understand

Job Corps' 10 career success standards:

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.


Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

Personal Growth and Development

Hone your personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and personal growth.

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to complete your work.

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Career and Personal Planning

Work on a personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in your career.

Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, support physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

Continuous Learning

Assess personal strengths and areas for development, set goals, and identify learning opportunities.

Problem Solving
Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.
Meet the staff

Meet the staff

Savanna Herrera
Savanna Herrera is a native of Riverton and loves Wyoming. As an Academic instructor at Wind River Job Corps Center, Savanna loves education and is enthusiastic about working with students of various ages and backgrounds.
Michael Wood,
Michael Wood, TABE instructor, obtained his associate degree at Central Wyoming College in Riverton and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wyoming. Wind River Job Corps Center has allowed Michael to pair his passions for teaching and for seeing people grow. He also thoroughly enjoys being able to assist in the process of helping students succeed.
Fred Poutre
Fred Poutre worked in education for over 25 years before continuing his career as a Mathematics instructor at Wind River Job Corps Center. He has experience teaching students of  all ages from kindergarten to college. Fred’s background makes him uniquely attuned to the variety of needs of our students.
Kate Guerrieri
Kate Guerrieri is a University of Wyoming alumna with a degree in education. Kate is a great asset as an Academic instructor at Wind River Job Corps Center as she loves teaching and is invested in seeing students grow and learn about themselves as they develop skills for their future. Kate is passionate about all things outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking, camping and traveling with her family.
Jerri Prejean
Jerri Prejean , disability coordinator and TABE administrator, has a genuine interest in helping the students to become more independent. She finds it important to be open and relatable with students. When she isn’t working, Jerri rides her motorcycle and enjoys the outdoors with her family.