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LCCC to host Wyoming Educational Attainment Council discussion on Nov. 29

Cheyenne, November 19, 2018 — The Wyoming Educational Attainment Executive Council, created by Gov. Matt Mead's executive order on August 23, 2018, will conduct nine facilitated sessions throughout the state on Thursday, Nov. 29, at all Wyoming community colleges as well as the University of Wyoming. The sessions are specifically designed to focus the state's approach on the needs of local communities.

All sessions will take place at 6 p.m. The Cheyenne session will take place at Laramie County Community College in the ANB Bank Leadership Center, located in the Clay Pathfinder Building. Food and refreshments will be provided.

The Council is aggressively moving forward with developing the five-year and 10-year educational master plan to reach the state's educational attainment goals established in Gov. Mead's ENDOW initiative as a major strategy to diversify Wyoming's economy. Information from the sessions will be compiled and utilized for those master plans.

The public sessions' focus is to gain crucial perspectives from stakeholders throughout the state to identify the barriers residents face to access and complete higher education certificates and degrees. The open forum discussions will seek perspectives from attendees for specific strategies to create a college-going culture from K12 to working adults.

The Council will also provide a Facebook Live link (www.facebook.com/ENDOWyo/) for participation from individuals who are unable to attend a session at one of the nine locations. Individuals can access the link on Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

RSVPs are encouraged for the event but not required; to do so, email jthompso@lccc.wy.edu.