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Whitney Benefits donation part of broad Wyoming economic diversity effort

May 8, 2018View for printing

The $11.369 million donation last week by Whitney Benefits to support local education plays into a larger, ongoing effort by public and private organizations across the state to have more educated people working in a variety of jobs.

The money will support 18 full-time jobs and one seasonal job at Sheridan College in several programs. It will also fund computer science courses at the three Sheridan County school districts.

Sheridan College President Paul Young said funding -- which begins July 1 -- will be about even over the next seven years. The additional instructing positions at Sheridan College should result in higher enrollment. For example, Young said the donation could lead to a 50 percent increase in welding students. ... ity-effort/
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