Wind River Job Corps Center
Located in Riverton, Wyoming, the Wind River Job Corps Center serves 300 students in a variety of high-demand job fields including building construction technology, petroleum technician, heavy equipment mechanic and operator, carpentry, electrical, and welding. The Wind River Job Corps Center also offers training in healthcare and hospitality.
Dr. Kristen Benson has been a teacher, administrator, author, college instructor, the Executive Director at Fremont County BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education Services), and currently the Center Director of the Wind River Job Corps. She received her bachelors of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1995. She then attended the University of Virginia where she received her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002 and doctorate in Education Leadership in 2008. Dr. Benson has served on many boards. She was the chairman for the Suicide Prevention Taskforce, Fremont County Prevention Partnership, and the Northwest BOCES. She was the clerk for Fremont County School District #6 and Secretary for the Help for Health Hospice. Dr. Benson resides in Kinnear, WY with her husband and has three children.
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Job Corps is a federal program administered by the DOL and operated by companies like us. The Wind River Job Corps Center is one of 124 centers in the country. The Job Corps program provides education and training to 16-24-year old youth and young adults. For more information about Job Corps, visit https://www.jobcorps.gov/.