Often, the most influential learning for students comes in the form of on-the-job training. We pride ourselves in the cooperative effort that we have with several employers in our community in the development of our graduates and students.
A great example of this is the Wyoming Livestock Roundup (WLR) which is the state’s largest and most influential agriculture publication based here in Casper. One of our agriculture communication students, Brianna Bambach, was recently hired as an intern with the WLR. While there, Briana will be actively involved with the daily writing, reporting, layout and advertising of a quality agriculture publication. This will be a great addition to the speaking skills that Brianna attained at Casper College.
Annually, we have students interested in feeds and feeding of livestock and also business and marketing skills employed at a local feed store. There, students are active in the formulation, mixing and merchandising of rations and feeds to local ranchers, farmers and small animal owners. They are also very involved in the interaction with the customers and develop ideal business and salesmanship skills.
Another great example of our experiential learning is a local meat processor that annually hires as many employees as we can send them. Kompac meat processor is a state of the art meat processor that harvest, cut, and package livestock and wildlife for the community. In the past, several students have continued their meat science careers after employment with this processor.
Students often seek employment with business contacts that they have made while students at Casper College. We are also in the process of developing an internship program for students who seek employment with agriculture businesses to assist in their education.