Operations Updates

   Please refer to this webpage for the latest updates on programs and events for the Workforce Centers of South Central KS

Workshops, large meetings, and job fairs will be conducted virtually
until social distancing guidelines are no longer necessary. This includes WorkKeys testing, Youth Employment Project, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), and Rapid Response meetings. 


Individual program updates:

Get Trained Get Paid 

Laid off and not sure what to do next? This webpage (https://gettrainedgetpaid.com/home) was created for you to choose from a wide range of programs and schools in the Wichita area. To help make your next move the best one, the training programs are based on industries expected to grow in our local region. And, depending on where you were laid off from, you may qualify to get your training paid for in full plus help with other expenses. Find your next move. Get trained. Get paid. 

Register for an orientation at https://app.waitwhile.com/book/gettrainedgetpa or call 316-771-6758.


Dislocated Worker 

The Dislocated Worker program is continuing to accept referrals for services.  Workforce Center staff are able to complete all required paperwork virtually.  Please visit our Virtual Career Center Career Training page to submit a referral for yourself or another individual, or schedule an appointment.  Please contact Kelly Meier with any questions.

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA)

Individuals who are participating in the RESEA program should contact the messaging line 316-771-6850.  Please leave a message with full name, last four digits of social security number, phone number, and if you have an assigned Case Manager, please state their name.  RESEA staff will return your call as soon as possible. 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP participants are currently on paid sick leave.  The situation will be reviewed every 30 days.  If a decision is made that participants are able to return to their Host Agencies both parties will receive a two-week notice ahead of the return.  If a decision is made that participants are not able to return to their Host Agencies, they will remain on paid sick leave for another 30 days.

Please contact Chip Reece with any questions.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

To request a TAA application, please email TAA-Wichita@ks.gov with your name and the company you are separated from.

Please contact Tonya Carlson for additional inquiries.



Employer Services

In-person job fairs will resume when social distancing is no longer deemed necessary. Virtual job fairs will be held once a month. Please contact Mary Mann with any questions.

Employers in need of Rapid Response Layoff Assistance should contact Mary Anne Szczepanski

Additional guidance from the Department of Labor on emergency Unemployment Insurance Filings related to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response