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WICHITA, KS – Bank of America is supporting the Workforce Alliance of South-Central Kansas’ Youth Employment Project (YEP) for the eighth consecutive year. This year, Bank of America has awarded a grant of $30,000 to assist young professionals in finding their first job or work experience opportunity.
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $2.8 million is being invested in 15 organizations through the Digital Opportunities to Connect Kansans (DOCK) program. The DOCK grants will improve the digital skills of Kansans who have not yet been able to fully capitalize on the power of the internet.
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Chip Reece III, Program Manager for SCSEP (Senior Community Service Program) at the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, was on set at KWCH Channel 12 to discuss the benefits the program provides to senior workers.
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It was a great turnout and a very serious series of selfies at the Mayor's Press conference today regarding youth employment in the Wichita area. Thank you to all who attended! Learn more about youth employment opportunities and internships at
WICHITA, KS - Governor Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Office of Apprenticeship has launched the MeadowLARK - Leading Apprenticeship Results in Kansas - Initiative to expand the state's Registered Apprenticeship opportunities further. "MeadowLARK is an important tool that will be used to grow the state's skilled workforce in rural and urban communities across multiple industries - furthering Kansas' economic growth," Governor Laura Kelly said.
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Williams and his friend scored internships at Textron Aviation, with Williams working with sheet metals. The day after he completed his eight-week internship, he was hired on full-time, using his carpentry skills to create the interiors for planes at the company's interior center.
Textron Aviation offers the largest internship program in the area, but other groups through the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas also offer internships.
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WBJ Emerging Leaders had the opportunity Aug. 11, 2023, to hear from local business and nonprofit leaders about their future visions for Wichita. Panelists, from left to right, were: Shirley LeFever, Wichita State University; Noreen Carrocci, Envision; Danielle Johnson, Wichita Habitat for Humanity; Kelly Bielefeld, Wichita Public Schools; Keith Lawing, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas; Aaron Bastian, Fidelity Bank; and Ben Hutton, Hutton.
The Workforce Alliance and Child Start Inc. are partnering to increase awareness and availability of child care in the local area.
The Maize school district recognizes that college isn’t in the cards for every graduating senior. That’s why they offered a job fair showcasing careers you may not even need a degree for. Twenty-five different local businesses took a trip to Maize today to meet with high school seniors about future career opportunities.
Road Trip Nation: Paths Across Kansas will be broadcast regionally in two parts on September 28 and October 5, at 8:30 pm on PBS Kansas. Follow the journeys of five young Kansans as they take a deep dive into their home state's career possibilities. From aerospace and advanced manufacturing to healthcare and agriculture, discover the diverse range of career paths available in South Central Kansas.

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