(SALINA, Kan.) —
The Kansas Department of Commerce has been awarded a $5 million, four-year technical skills training grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant can be used by employers for on-the-job training to support the hiring of new engineers and this grant fund is intended to create greater opportunities for Kansans.
The individuals eligible for training funded by the grant can be both recent graduates not currently employed in the field and other dislocated or unemployed engineers who meet educational prerequisites but may lack the specialized skills and experience necessary for a particular engineering job opportunity. Employers have the potential to receive up to $25,000 per individual.
Tucky Allen, Business Services Manager with KansasWorks said of the meeting; “The turnout was very good and the interest was high. It was great to be able to present the information to employers so that they know the exact steps to access the training funds.”