Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., believes that progress on the Job Corps center in Riverton is moving in the right direction after speaking with senior officials at the Department of Labor late Friday.

The Department of Labor’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget indicates strong support for the Job Corps program and is “committed to having a Job Corps center in every state.” The Wind River Job Corps Center was awarded to the State of Wyoming in February 2007, along with centers in Iowa and New Hampshire. Senator Enzi worked with his colleagues in Congress, the State of Wyoming, and the Riverton Community to secure the project.

“The people of Riverton, Fremont County and Wyoming have been waiting patiently for this project to move forward and I am encouraged by what I’ve heard in the past few days,” said Enzi. “While this center is not contingent on the budget passing, it’s a welcoming sign to see something in writing that indicates progress is being made.”

The Job Corps center in Riverton will provide academic assistance and career and technical training to about 550 students from around the state. High school and General Equivalency Diploma programs will be offered along with career and technical education courses that will help prepare young people for careers in high-skill, high-growth industries