Hannah is 34, has two kids, and lives in Casper, Wyoming, where she was born and raised. She’s been working in construction for three years, ever since she graduated from Climb Wyoming’s 12 week job training program, where she earned her commercial drivers license. Climb Wyoming helps single moms like Hannah gain financial independence and stability by teaching them the specific skills needed to get hired for local jobs. It also provides mental health and emotional support. Hannah, who dropped out of school at 16 due to crippling anxiety, learned tools to cope with stress. Kendra, 24, who became a bank teller, shares one of the most valuable lessons she learned at Climb: “We had a saying that says, ‘They hire you for your hard skills, but they fire you for your soft skills.”

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