Wind River Job Corps students help the City of Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) - The City of Lander has been using Wind River Job Corps students to complete various City projects. In June alone, the Job Corps provided 88 hours of volunteer labor, worth about $1,000 of the labor which would have been performed by temporary city staff. Job Corp students have spent time refurbishing the plant beds at the Lander Community and Convention Center, placing new bark in the play areas of City Park and re-installing irrigation pipe that was dismantled during construction of the High Pressure Waterline. They also spent some time in Centennial Park preparing the gravel pad for a new gazebo which is scheduled to be installed as an Eagle Scout project. The Job Corps Work-Based Learning Program is mutually beneficial for the students and the City of Lander. While the students are engaging in the community and obtaining social and work skills, the City of Lander is getting projects completed with a savings in labor costs. Other Volunteers that have performed work for the City include Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouts and church groups. [image: Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 8.54.39 AM.png] There have been two Work-Based Learning students from the Office Management curriculum assisting in City Hall. The two young ladies have also helped with water payment and billing and filing for the City Clerk. At the end of the current student’s duty, there will be 320 office hours, worth over an additional $3,500 savings equivalent of minimum wages. The City of Lander also utilizes a number of volunteers for various programs and committees. Volunteers and Volunteer Programs are one way for the City to provide the essential services for less expense to the taxpayers. There are numerous volunteer opportunities at the City including but not limited to: the Tree Board, Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Airport Board, Planning Commission, Housing Authority Board, and many others. The City wants to thank the Students of Wind River Job Corps and all of our current volunteers for helping preserve our quality of life and making the Lander Community a better place to live. For More Information contact RaJean Strube Fossen, City of Lander, 307-332-2870. [image: Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 8.54.58 AM.png] [image: Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 8.54.45 AM.png] *h/t Wind River Job Corps / Pitchengine Communities* #county10 #news