A wide variety of support services are available to students in the Employment & Training for Self-Sufficiency (ETSS) Programs including

Orientation to Sheridan College
ETSS can help you with admission, registration, application for financial aid, and other needs. The Testing and Career Services Office also has scheduled and unscheduled orientations to Sheridan College.

Educational Advising
Advisors in the Testing and Career Services Office, individual instructors, and the ETSS case managers are all available for assistance with educational advising.

Career Testing and Advising
All ETSS student participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the career testing and advising offered through the Testing and Center Services Office in the Whitney Building. Recommended activities include

  1. Career Cluster (at, an on-line career exploration program-Contact the Career Center for information at 307-674-6446, ext. 2004)
  2. Occupational Outlook Handbook: (;
  3. Math and English Placement Exams – to register you in the correct level of math and English. These exams are $10 and required for all degree-seeking students. Call the Testing and Career Services Office for an appointment at 674-6446, ext. 2000.

Referral Services
Referral to college, community, state, and national resources to assist in student success whether for financial assistance, childcare, networking, job shadowing and placement, or other concerns. Advocacy in locating other resources to assist students is a major feature of all ETSS Programs.

Workshops and Peer Support Groups
Workshops and Monthly Meetings are held each semester to provide peer support, establish study groups, disseminate information, and encourage stress reduction. During these meetings, self-development workshop topics are also presented like “Building Self-Esteem,” “Stretching an Already Stretched Dollar,” “Presenting a Professional Image,” Handling Conflict in the Work Place,” and “Dealing with the Challenges of a Non-Traditional Career.”

Job Seeking Skills Workshop
All students participate in the Job Seeking Skills Workshop focusing on the labor market, preparation for the job hunt, resumes, interviews, networking, self-marketing, and portfolios.

Newsletters are published each semester containing resource guides, motivational materials, job seeking skills helps and hints, the latest in job market information, opportunities for advancement, health issues, stress relievers, information about the various Transitional Services Programs, and other items of vital interest to students.

For more Information or to see if you qualify for ETSS, please contact ETSS Program Manager, John Sutton (307-674-6446 ext. 2833;


ETSS is supported by TANF Funds through the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.  As such, they and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (dba Sheridan College) do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act may be referred to NWCCD’s Human Rights Officer: Cheryl Heath, VP & CFO (307) 674-6446. Inquiries also may be made to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, (303) 844-3417 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 East 17th Avenue, Suite 510, Denver, CO 80203. This publication will be provided in an alternative format upon request.