Training & Education
Many training assistance programs are available through the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas. Some programs offer scholarships to customers who meet specific eligibility requirements. Job seekers interested in furthering their education or attending a training program for one of the region’s demand occupations should look at each of the training program webpages or inquire about assistance at a Workforce Center.
American Indian Council
Offers programs and services for individuals who are affiliated with a Federally Recognized Tribe.
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.
Kansas Health Profession Opportunity Program (KHPOP)
Designed to provide low-income individuals with education, training, and supportive services to prepare for career tracks in the health care industry.
Opportunities for Women in Non-Traditional Employment (OWNE)
OWNE is a grant that is specifically for women to gain training for entry level aviation/manufacturing jobs.
Preparation for Aviation/Advanced Career Employment System (PACES)
PACES is designed to prepare low-income, low-skilled workers for higher-paying jobs in the aviation manufacturing and health care industries.
Registered Apprenticeship is an employment and training program where you earn wages while you learn a skilled profession in a specific field such as construction or health care.
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
SCSEP provides workers ages 55 & over with an opportunity to gain key work skills by working in a real world, real time environment.
Trade Adjustment Assistance
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) is a federally funded program that helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade.
Employment and training services are available to eligible veterans.
Workforce Investment Act (WIOA)
Eligible adults and dislocated workers who complete core and intensive services at the Workforce Center and still find themselves unable to secure employment may be eligible to receive financial assistance for training in a demand occupation.
How to Apply:
Kansas Local Area IV WIOA Approved Training List
Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Aerospace
- Aviation Maintenance Technology/ A&P (Aircraft Mechanics)
- CAD/CAM & CATIA
- Composite Fabrication & Repair
- Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operator (CNC)
- Engineering (Aerospace/Chemical/Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical)
- Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators & Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Heavy Equipment Operator
- Industrial Equipment Operator
- Industrial Maintenance Technician
- Machine Tool Operator-Metal and Plastic
- Manufacturing or Production Technicians
- Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) or Inspection
- Operations Management Technical Certification
- Quality Control or Inspection (O*NET –Quality Control Analyst)
- Tool and Die Maker
- Transportation Equipment (Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers)
- Sheet Metal Workers
- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
- Diesel Mechanics
Plumbers and Pipefitters
Registered Apprenticeship (Kansas RA Programs)
Acute Coding/Medical Billing (Billing, Posting, and Rate Clerks)
- Administration/Management (Medical and Health Service Managers)
- American Health Information Management Association Certified Coding Specialist
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
- Dental Assistant/Hygienist
- Health Information Technology (HIT)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Medical Technology BS
- Medical Records Technician
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Pharmacy Technician/Pharmacy Aid
- Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
- Radiology Technician/Sonography
- Respiratory Therapist
- Registered Nurse (RN) Surgical Technologist
Data Services/Information Technology
- Computer and Information System Managers (IM System Managers)
- Cyber Security (Information Security Analysts)
- Network and Computer System Administrators
- Software Engineers
- Software Applications
- Computer User Support Specialists
Transportation and Logistics
- All Certifications and Credentials included on the KANSAS SB 155 approved list are included on the Kansas Local Area IV WIA (Adult and Dislocated Worker) Approved Training List
- All Occupations and Related Technical Instructions for Apprenticeship Programs that have been registered with the Kansas State Office of Apprenticeship for the South Central Region are included on the Kansas Local Area IV WIOA (Adult and Dislocated Worker) Approved Training. RA’s must also meet Local Area IV self-sufficient wage requirements. List: http://www.kansasapprenticeship.org/employers/Pages/SponsorsinLocalAreaIV.aspx
- All occupations with demonstrated self-sufficient wages will be approved for OJT if employer has active contract with the Workforce Alliance
- For participants in the WIOA Youth program only