Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Job Training and Retraining

Statisticians and economic analysts have been top news makers lately pointing at figures indicating that thousands of Americans are losing their jobs at an alarming rate. Years ago Kansas set up various job training and retraining programs which have developed into a network of agencies, services and institutions ready to educate and assist Kansans in reentering the workforce. Listed below are links to some of these resources:

General Information

KansasWorks.com
https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/
(Website for posting and finding jobs in the state of Kansas)

Kansas Share Network
http://www.sharenetworkks.com/
(SHARE Network is a unique resource to help customers become self-sufficient)

Some helpful links to determine personal strengths and job areas that show a good future:
http://www.cowley.edu/student/career/occupation.html
(Cowley County Community College)

Kansas Colleges and Training Schools
http://www.kotn.org/colleges.html

Kansas Civil Service
http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/

Kansas Unemployment Insurance System
https://www.uibenefits.dol.ks.gov/

Kansas Workforce Development Programs
http://www.skyways.kumc.edu/ksleg/KLRD/Publications/2009Briefs/j-employees-employer.pdf
(Part of the 2009 Kansas Legislator Briefing Book prepared by the Kansas Legislative Research Department. Information on programs developed by government within Kansas)

Links offered by Independence Community College
http://www.indycc.edu/abe/Sites%20for%20Educators%20Links.htm#Workforce%20Sites

Some Workforce Development Programs
Offered by Kansas Community Colleges

Barton County Community College
http://www.bartonccc.edu/communityeducation/
Workforce Training and Community Education

Colby Community College
http://www.colbycc.edu/?m=3
(Adult and Continuing Education)

Cowley County Community College
http://www.cowley.edu/training/index.html
(Workforce Development and Business & Industry Training Center)


Hutchinson Community College
http://cms.hutchcc.edu/hcc/home.aspx?menu_id=372&head_id=2886&id=3154
(Business & Industry Institute. Includes workforce development)

Johnson County Community College
http://www.jccc.edu/home/depts/001400
(Workforce, Community and Economic Development)

Kansas City Kansas Community College
http://www.kckcc.edu/academics/academicDivisions/businessAndTechnology/workforceDevelopment
(Workforce Development Department)

Neosho Community College
http://www.neosho.edu/divisions/outreach/index.asp

Allen County Community College
http://www.allencc.edu/web/service/work/work.htm
(Placement and Workforce Development)

Some Job Service Agencies in Kansas

Local and Regional Workforce Development Centers
http://kstwwiia.cprf.org/kbcn/linkswfi.asp
(Kansas Benefits Counselors Network)

Heartland Works
http://www.heartlandworks.org/
(Northeast Kansas)

Wichita Workforce Center
http://www.workforce-ks.com/

Workforce One
http://www.la1lwib.org/
(Western Kansas)

Workforce Partnership
http://www.workforcepartnership.com/
(Kansas City Metro)

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