Economic Development


Participants will receive training and skills development necessary to increase employment stability and income.

Phase 1: Participants will receive education tailored (or contextualized) for the industry they are moving into.  This includes math and literacy education delivered in a way that’s relevant to their industry, soft skills needed for employment success, such as communication and time management skills, and relevant employment skills, such as continuous improvement philosophy for the manufacturing stream.

–This phase will be delivered by Daniel Short, an easy going Wyoming native who has worked in adult education across 4 continents.  He’s recently returned to Montana from Australia and is excited to be back in the mountains.

Phase 2: Participants will receive ongoing career coaching and support to match their interests and skills to a industry with high growth in the community and support them finding and retaining employment long term.

–This phase be delivered by Laci Mottice, a vibrant young Bozeman local who is passionate about building capacity in people and building community awareness around opportunities.

Phase 3: Participants will receive ongoing financial coaching so they can start to plan the future they want and have their increased earnings translate to goals such as home ownership, debt reduction, holiday savings, and retirement planning or college tuition.

–This phase will be delivered by (the) Marc Graham, a funny, laid-back financial coach who has recently returned to the Gallatin Valley from Virginia, and brings with him a wealth of experience working with people with all sorts of stories and situations.

For more information or to participate, contact Laci at (406) 585-4880 or