About the WTA
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) and the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) began work on the Wyoming Teacher Apprenticeship Initiative in Spring 2022. That work included key stakeholders from government, education, business, community leadership, industry association and more. In July, 2022, three Pilot School Districts were chosen to work along with the core team in progressing the application to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and determine the roles and responsibilities the school districts would need to plan for.
On October 19, 2022 the WDE and PTSB hosted representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor in Cheyenne to sign the official standards for the initiative. This milestone will allow for the Pilot School Districts to begin taking applications for apprentices for the spring of 2023. The WDE will begin conversations with interested school districts statewide in the fall of 2023 for apprentices that will be applying for the spring of 2024.