Climb Wyoming’s Sweetwater Area program was established in 2007, featuring such trainings as short-haul truck driving, warehouse tech­nol­ogy and healthcare careers.

Contact Information

4020 Dewar Drive, Suite B
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Phone: 307-382-0771
Email: sweetwater@climbwyoming.org

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Success Stories

Jen

# of Kids: 3 Previous Occupation: Environmental Aide Previous Wage: $18,544/year Current Occupation: Sanitation Operator #2/Lead Operator Current Wage: $39,395/year Jen graduated from the first Climb Wyoming program in Sweetwater County, a CDL training.

“I had twin daughters who were both under two and was living with my mom and dad before I came to Climb. It was so much more than job training—I learned how to find my voice, I learned how to develop my self-esteem. After my job placement I saw a position open with the City of Green River for a garbage truck driver—I applied and got the job on my own thanks to the skills I learned at Climb. I have been at my job for seven years as a truck driver and I am up for a promotion soon. I also volunteer on the recycling task force and train other staff to get their CDL certification. And I get to visit local classrooms and talk about my job and why our trash and recycling facilities are important to our city. At Climb, we created posters that showed our goals for the future—I’ve accomplished every goal I set. I’m financially stable, I am a homeowner and I am a role model to my girls. They feel more secure and are more independent. I got married two years ago and have a son—all of my kids love to visit me at work and check out the trucks!”

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Ashley

# of Kids: 2 Previous Occupation: Unemployed Previous Wage: Unemployed Current Occupation: CNA, Cowboy Cares Current Wage: $2,427/month Ashley completed Climb's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training.

“When I started Climb, I had just divorced and hadn’t worked in eight years. I was used to being supported all the time, so suddenly it was all on me. Everything was new and unknown. Climb was the best thing I ever did. The counseling helped teach me new and different ways to think—you realize how your brain goes to the negative and learn how to stop it. Our group all passed the state CNA certification test on the first try, and my score was a 96 percent! Now I can actually save money. I’m able to do those little things that I wasn’t before—like enroll my kids in gymnastics and buy them new school clothes. I’m not worried now about where I’m going to be. Climb went by so fast, but I feel like a different person than I was just five months ago.”

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Mary

# of Kids: 3 Previous Occupation: Hospitality Aide, Sage View Care Center Previous Wage: $1,668/month Current Occupation: CNA/Central Supply/ Transports, Sage View Care Center Current Wage: $2,860/month Mary completed Climb's Certified Nursing Assistant training.

“Since Climb, I’ve been able to move up the ladder instead of working so hard and feeling like I’m not going anywhere. I didn’t have health insurance for any of my kids before, and my medical bills just went to collections. That was hard. I figured I was just doing the CNA training at Climb, but the counseling and support has really helped. Being in a room with all those other women helped me be more open with co-workers and showed me how to think before I talk. I’m now part of a management team, and these communication skills have been really important. I’m now one of the highest paid CNAs at work. My kids can get things they need for school, and I don’t have to beg, steal and borrow to make it happen for them. It’s just a great sense of accomplishment.”

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Staff

Brittany Wells Gray

Program Director

Brittany joins Climb Wyoming after working with the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center, and has a decade of communications experience in publishing, broadcasting and politics.

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Jasmine Soller

Assistant Program Director

A Wyoming native, Jasmine has lived in several areas of the state. She loves the outdoors and can often be found floating down the river fishing. She's an avid karaoke singer and has been working in the field for 10 years. 

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Results

On average, Climb graduates more than double their monthly income, reduce or remove their need for government assistance, and are still in jobs over two years after completing the program.

$2,492

Is the average monthly income after the Climb program. The average before was $1,038.

74%

of participants are employed in higher paying jobs two years after Climb program completion. 46% are employed before participating.

32%

of participants are on food stamps two years after Climb program completion, whereas 52% percent were on food stamps before starting the program.

13%

of participants are on public healthcare two years after Climb program completion, compared to 32% of participants on public healthcare before participating.

Employer Partners

Best Home Health & Hospice
Cedars Health – Rock Springs
Deer Trail Assisted Living
NOWCAP Services
Rocky Mountain Home Care
Sage View Care Center

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