Dads Making a Difference Graduation

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Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - When you think of graduation August probably doesn't come to mind, but for some Cheyenne dads, Wednesday was the night to don that cap and gown.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services' nationally recognized Dads Making a Difference program celebrated the graduation of nine individuals, all earning certifications in structural steel and pipe welding through Wyoming Welding Tech.

"They completed a 32 week program in 16 weeks and worked really, really hard," said Program Manager Chris Wiederspahn. "So they get the opportunity to celebrate with their families and their friends and go through a ceremony that maybe they hadn't had the opportunity to do before in their life."

Dads Making a Difference is a training-to-work program for low income fathers who are experiencing multiple barriers to self-sufficiency.

The program provides the services necessary for the participants to actively improve the quality of their own lives, as well as the lives of their children and families.

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