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The Wichita-based Integra Technologies plans to build a new 1 million-square-foot semiconductor facility in the area, a $1.8-billion capital investment that will create 2,000 new jobs over five years. The company performs the last half of the manufacturing required to make and test computer chips before they are shipped to become part of devices.
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas awarded $210,000 through Workforce Development Board Digital Skills Pilot Initiative from Jobs For the Future. The Digital Skills Initiative will provide opportunity to prepare and upskill
Kansans for competitive and high-demand technology careers in the region.
Evergy Connect, a new facility near downtown Wichita operated by the state's largest electricity provider, aims to help customers who might be going through a challenging time — or might just prefer face-to-face interaction — while providing other services for the community.
Advocates looking to solve Wichita's child-care crisis convened a small group of local employers Wednesday to identify the needs of working parents and explore possible solutions.

The message from employers was clear — child care is a workforce issue for their companies, and they're willing to help solve it.
The Greater Wichita Partnership, alongside the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas and the Wichita Independent Business Association invite business and community leaders to join us for a "Fentanyl Crisis: The Business Impact" webinar with the Wichita Metro Crime Commission.
The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas was named one of the recipients of the 2023 Leadership Transformation Grants.
Keith Lawing was interviewed on KSN News in regard to the increase for aviation workers in the greater Wichita Area

The interview can be viewed at:
One of the most challenging issues impacting both employers and job seekers is access to child care. Over the next few weeks the WA and Child Start hope to meet with business groups, employer associations, and individual companies to discuss available steps to grow the workforce and connect talented job seekers to good jobs. A starting point is the recent expansion of the Childcare Tax Credit in the State of Kansas.
A statewide technology conference next month in Wichita is swinging for the fences.

The Ad Astra Technology Summit, being hosted by, is slated for Sept. 12 — with organizers promising a daylong event intentionally designed to educate, inspire and impress.
(WICHITA, KS) The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, USD 259, Wichita State University, and WSU Tech are celebrating the launch of an exciting project with Roadtrip Nation (RTN) designed to engage high school students and job seekers in exploring their career journey with area business leaders, in addition to learning about the variety of jobs, education, and skills training resources in South Central Kansas.
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