Hi there. We are hoping that if you are reading this, you are a single mom in Wyoming who is interested in a new career and a positive change for you and your children.
The Climb Wyoming progam isn’t just about job training and preparation. It is designed to support you in all areas of your life so you can really commit to long-term success. We work with you to make sure that you are ready to begin the Climb program, and throughout the program our staff are committed to supporting you in your courageous effort to make meaningful changes.
We answer a few of our most frequently asked questions below – don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you would like more information about Climb. You can find links to all of our program sites and a contact form here.
I can’t just drop everything and go to class – how does this program work with my life?
We understand that you have a life outside of Climb, and while we require that you do commit to the program schedule, we work with you during the application process and early in the program to ensure that we can address any barriers to your participation together. Our programs are purposely designed to be short (4 to 6 months total) to work for single moms. Career skills training is typically completed in two months, with job placement typically starting soon after training is complete.
Do you guarantee I will have a job when I graduate?
While we don’t make guarantees, know that our highest priority is to place you in a job that allows you to support yourself and your family. In addition to helping you build skills to secure a good job, you will be matched with opportunities that consider your interests, your strengths and your personal priorities. We work closely with our participants and local employers during the work placement phase of our program to find a good match for long-term employment, and we help participants to get settled in to their new job and feel successful.
Is it really free?
Yes! Climb works with both public and private funders to make sure that the program is free to our participants. In addition to training costs, we also provide counseling, life skills trainings and workplace clothing/equipment basics so that participants are set up to be successful.
Do I have to be unemployed to participate in the Climb program?
No, you do not have to be unemployed to apply for the Climb program. Often we find that women are under-employed when they come to Climb and some continue to work throughout the program until they are placed in their Climb job placement.
What makes your program different from other job programs?
We have 30 years of experience working with single mothers in Wyoming, and we are consistently working to fine tune our successful program model. Although the purpose of our program is to place our participants in jobs, our process includes much more than just job training. We focus on parenting, financial planning and other life skills that are designed to bring you success in other areas of your life – not just work. We incorporate counseling to work through the barriers that could get in the way of your success. You will also go through the program as part of a small group of other single moms – many of our participants tell us that one of the most meaningful parts of the program for them are the bonds they create with the other women.
I want to hear more!
Click here to go to our contact form (it’s at the bottom of the page). Select your location and send us your name and contact info. A member of our program staff will be in touch with you promptly!