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
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
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. Veterans should visit the local Workforce Center and talk with the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) or Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs).

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
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.

Kansas Local Area IV WIA Approved Training List
Effective 7/17/2014 

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology/ A&P (Aircraft Mechanics)
  • Avionics
  • Composite Fabrication & Repair
  • Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operator (CNC)
  • Electrician
  • 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
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) or Inspection
  • Operations Management Technical Certificate
  • Quality Control or Inspection (O*NET -Quality Control Analyst)
  • Tooling
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Transportation Equipment (Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers)
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Welding, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
  • Diesel Mechanics



  • 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)
  • Radiological Technician/Sonography
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Surgical Technology

Information Technology Network Architects/Computer Network Support Specialists

  • Computer and Information System Managers (IM System Managers)
  • Cyber Security (Information Security Analysts)
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Engineers
  • Software Applications
  • Support Specialists
  • Computer User Support Specialists


  • CDL

K-12 CTE: 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: Kansas Department of Education: CTE Credentials

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