Nothing is more important to our economy than the skills of our people.
Casper is a one-of-a-kind community, one that offers its residents, neighbors, and visitors a complete range of opportunities and experiences. The foundation of this effort must be Casper’s economy and the local businesses that support it.
The Casper Area Economic Development Alliance (CAEDA)/Forward Casper is dedicated to advancing economic prosperity for Casper and Natrona County. CAEDA/Forward Casper assists this prosperity through the creation of jobs and the development of a skilled workforce. A skilled workforce is a key to a strong and diverse economy in Casper and Natrona County, Wyoming.
In addition to the three institutions below, there are many other resources in the community that assist with workforce development. Climb Wyoming is a non-profit program for low-income single mothers to discover self-sufficiency through career training and placement. The Department of Workforce Services' Employment and Training Division helps to build a workforce to meet the changing demands of Wyoming’s diverse businesses, citizens, and economy.
Wyoming Regional Training Center
The Wyoming Contractors Association’s Regional Training Center provides industry-driven, short-term, high-intensity training programs that allow students to focus on developing knowledge and skills for a career in a high-demand industry. The Training Center also works closely with area businesses to provide customized on-site training and business partnership programs and wage compensation.
University of Wyoming at Casper
Through a partnership with Casper College, the University of Wyoming has a branch campus where students have the opportunity to pursue 32 bachelor, master or doctorate degrees. Students also have the ability to start collecting credits toward other degrees offered at UW and eventually relocate to Laramie to complete their education.
Casper College is one of the largest community colleges in the region with approximately 5,000 enrolled students. The campus has 28 buildings on more than 200 acres. Casper College offers 140 associate (two-year) degree and certificate (one-year) programs. The college offers academic transfer programs, career training, continuing education, and basic skills instruction.