Uinta County residents and employers have access to the higher education opportunities available within the county and surrounding area. As part of the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake City universities are also on hand to provide ongoing education, while giving businesses a larger talent pool to hire from.
The state is also served by the University of Wyoming offering a world-class education in the small community of Laramie, Wyoming. Founded in 1886, the university welcomes more than 12,000 students from all 50 states and 90 countries.
Several colleges and universities within a one hour drive, all preparing the future workforce with the skills and expertise needed to add value to Evanston’s thriving companies. Within 90 minutes there are additional universities.
Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) offers multiple fully online/outreach degree programs in things like business administration and management, communication, criminal justice, psychology, elementary and early childhood education and more, including a business management fast track degree program that can be completed in 16 months. Students can also earn their bachelor’s degree in business management through Western Wyoming Community College. All of these can be completed in Evanston with the flexibility afforded by online and outreach programs, which is key since many of our students are non-traditional learners – adults who continue to work while pursuing higher education. WWCC also offers a highly-rated nursing program. WWCC offers multiple certificate programs as well. Finally, WWCC is the most affordable college option in the state, is ranked as the #1 community college in the state, and Wyoming was ranked third in the nation for higher education in 2018.
Uinta BOCES #1 offers adult education high school equivalency classes, test proctoring and partnerships with University of Wyoming and Western Governors University for students working on degrees through their many distance education offerings, tutoring for higher education students, and workforce readiness training programs. Uinta BOCES #1 also offers multiple industrial safety training courses, including OSHA, MSHA, NCCER, and PEC certification courses, as well as general safety, American Heart Association CPR and First Aid, courses on blood borne pathogens, and more. They are also a testing center for local tradespeople who may need to renew their certifications in trades like construction, electrical, plumbing, and more, as well as for those seeking certification in things like Microsoft Office. Uinta BOCES #1 has also recently partnered with CareerStep to offer multiple healthcare field training programs online that also offer opportunities for remote work in growth fields.