Legislature pursuing expanded internship opportunities

23 Mar 2021

CHEYENNE — The State of Wyoming may soon allocate $1 million to skilled labor internship programs for high school and college students.

Senate File 127, sponsored by Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, would create the Wyoming Learn While You Earn program — a partnership between businesses, high schools and colleges that allows students to earn wages and education credits while working with local employers. The internships would be overseen by a college or high school instructor and would include a curriculum and clear student expectations, Kinskey said.

To participate in the program, students must be U.S. citizens and be enrolled in a high school or community college participating in the program. Students can participate in the program for as many as four semesters in high school and six academic terms in a community college.

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