Wyoming High School Equivalency/(GED) Testing

The Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center was the first expansion site in the State of Wyoming to move to complete computer based testing for Uinta County residents and surrounding areas to receive their Wyoming High School Equivalency “certificate” through Pearson Vue, GEDTS, and the State of Wyoming.  What does this mean?  Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center no longer offers the paper pencil version.  Why try testing on the computer?  Studies have shown that:

  • People are finishing faster and scoring higher with the computer
  • The pass rate for adults taking the GED test on Computer is 88% compared with 71% for those who tested on paper.

Have you started testing, but haven’t completed yet?  Did you know that there will be new guidelines for testing as of Jan. 1, 2014 and any tests that you have taken previous to this date will no longer be valid?

The Uinta B.O.C.E.S. # 1 Education Center’s staff is dedicated to help you achieve your goal in receiving your Wyoming High School Equivalency “certificate”. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and wants you to succeed!  The Center has several different options available to you with:  live instruction, tutors, flexibility, and scholarships.  The clock is ticking! Please call the Center for more information in obtaining this valuable certificate before the December 31, 2013 deadline.

Industrial Safety Training

Industrial Safety Training is designed to assist employers in implementing a successful safety and health training program for their employees, whether it’s through OSHA, MSHA, PEC, or NCCER.  Developing and implementing new safety programs, maintaining their effectiveness, and meeting regulatory compliance is just part of Industrial Safety Training’s goals.

Have you heard about the new Hazard Communication Standard regarding Safety Data Sheets (SDS) information formally known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?  SDS provides information on chemical products that help employees and employers to make risk assessments when handling chemicals.  SDS requires 16 components describing the hazards the chemical presents, and gives information on handling, storage, and emergency precautions in case of an accident.  Employers are required to have employees trained by Dec. 31, 2013.

Let our program help increase your employee’s knowledge and help develop a program for employers that will teach, train, and prepare those IST serve to achieve a safer and healthier workplace.  To schedule training please call 307-789-5742 ext. 113, or visit our website www.industrialsafetytraining.org for additional training IST provides.

Upcoming Safety Events:

Stop by our booth April 20th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. Industrial Safety Training will be providing hands on AED training.  Come join in learning what you can do in the event of an emergency.

 

Healthy Woman’s Conference

On Saturday, March 16, Healthy Woman, an Evanston Regional Hospital Resource will host the 2013 Healthy Woman’s Conference at Davis Middle School.  The event will be held from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM and will feature Elizabeth Smart as the keynote speaker.  Elizabeth’s speech will begin at 8:30 AM.

After the keynote, people are invited to attend a variety of breakout sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sessions are on a variety of topics.  We, at Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 Education Center will also be there taking part in the festivities and presenting on topics.  Cost of the conference is $15.  We hope to see you there!