CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Dads Making a Difference program will celebrate the graduation of eight individuals on Wednesday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community House (4603 Lions Park Drive). The participants will graduate with certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research in carpentry.
"The Dads Making a Difference program takes a holistic approach to empower fathers to better their own lives and those of their families," said DWS Office of Workforce Programs Administrator Tobi Cates. "The commencement will honor the hard work and the important commitment these individuals have made. Stronger fathers mean stronger families and communities."
The program partnered with the Wyoming Contractors Association Regional Training Center, Habitat for Humanity and the City of Cheyenne to train the participants. Dads Making a Difference is a training-to-work program for low income fathers who are experiencing multiple barriers to self-sufficiency. Each participant is provided with nationally-certified training in high growth, high demand occupations, along with nationally recognized life skills curriculum including parenting courses, healthy relationship classes, financial literacy courses, job seeking skills, employment retention, debt resolution and credit recovery classes, individual and group counseling by a licensed professional counselor, resource development education, self-guided planning, and community leadership opportunities.
Several of the graduates have already secured employment and started work in the carpentry field.
The graduation is open to the public.