When I first moved here I heard that only job training for those with disabilities was offered, which my source was very wrong about. That wasn’t what was fully offered. I found out from my step-mother, a student of the college at the time, said that much more was offered than just training for those with disabilities. It offered education and training for everyone of any physical and mental condition, much to my relief. I have yet to attend this college, as I have a big New Years Resolution to finish and check off. On that matter, I have finally begun to actually have the ability and means to complete my big goal. But I always seem to find it easy to tell people, even if they live here, about BOCES. While managing to get them to complete or further their education.

In this small town, BOCES isn’t hard to find. But for those curious, and possibly not a citizen of Evanston, Wyoming (5 miles from the Utah boarder, and, YES, you can find it on a map. regardless what people say), the address is 1013 West Cheyenne Dr. Suite A, Evanston, Wyoming 82930. To call for information the number is 307-789-5742, Toll Free: 1-866-228-2003; Website: http://www.llc-evanston.org/

This institution offers much for the student. Programs offered are Adult Basic Education (English and a Second Language, GED and BOOST [B.O.C.E.S. Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency Training]), Advanced Certification Training (Certified Internet Webmaster, Certification Testing, and Cisco Academy), Business Skills (Program Information and Modules), Community Education (crafts, computer classes, computer classes for senior citizens), Online Classes (Accounting, Grant Writing amp; Nonprofit Management, Health Care, Nutrition, amp; Fitness, Digital Photography amp; Digital Video, Web Page Design, and more), Vocational Programs (Electrical 1 and 2, Plumbing, Safety Manager, and American Home Inspectors Training Institute), and Industrial Safety Training. That’s a lot for just programs in this area.

Let’s not forget the courses. They range from Animal and Pet Classes to Personal and Professional Enrichment to all in between like math, science, social studies, language, English, and such. You can view the online catalog or ask to be sent one. Here in Evanston, it’s common to get one in the mail periodically without request.

And to think, from here you can graduate from Western Wyoming Community College, University of Wyoming Outreach, Utah State University through distance education, Trio Education Center, and Western Governors University. So, it’s not just a community college. That’s impressive.

For prices you can call for information and they offer great financial aid. In fact my step-mother got a new computer through a program that paid for it so she can complete her education. I’ve heard of colleges and community colleges lending them out to you for a fee but I didn’t believe it until I saw her computer. I’m not sure what program offered this. But you could ask.

Additional information I have to give you is Kids Classes for the Summer. they are short and affordable. This year they have Mad Science “Secret Agent Lab” (they most expensive class, $200) which runs June 8th through 12th, 9 AM to 3 PM; Summer Boredom Buster for Kids ($75.00), “Are your kids sitting home bored with nothing to do? Have them join us for a sizzling 2 day camp for kids. This camp is for children grades kindergarten through sixth. Your child will enjoy 2 days filled with many activities including games, crafts, safety tips, and your child will get to help the nutritionist prepare their lunch. IF YOUR CHILD HAS FOOD ALLERGIES PLEASE CONTACT THE UINTA B.O.C.E.S. EDUCATION CENTER. MUST HAVE 10 REGISTERED TO HOLD CLASS. Thursday and Friday June 25 and 26th. 1 Child $75.00– Siblings $65.00 each Ten $25 Scholarships are available to recipients who qualify. Criteria for Scholarships: ” Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch ” Submit a short essay stating why you would like to attend the “Summer Boredom Buster for Kids” ” Bring your entries and proof of qualifying for free or reduced lunch”” – BOCES; Kids Silly Science ($35.00), and Kids Craft Box ($35.00).

Online Summer Classes are also available. There are about 50 to choose from. The cheapest is Hunt Safe for $5 and the most expensive is Microsoft Application 4-Day Camp for $354.00. There are days and time, so be sure that you can be available for the classes. Some classes do require physical attendance like Drivers Education Summer 09 ($275).

BOCES has a lot to offer so if your near by or in town, check it out and see if it’s right for you. And get the kids involved for the summer.