WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS FOR SUMNER COUNTY
The Sumner County Economic Development Commission is here to assist your business with your workforce needs. We will work with you to access training programs, conduct job fairs, post job openings, recruit employees and assist you with any other workforce needs you may have. We have a network of partner agencies to whom we can connect you as well. Please review the following information to give you a sample of the assistance that can be provided to your company.
TRAINING/ INCENTIVE PROGRAMSKansas Industrial Retraining Program (KIR):
The KIR job retention program provides grants to restructuring companies whose employees are likely to be displaced due to obsolete or inadequate job skills or knowledge. (More...)
Kansas Industrial Training Program (KIT):
The KIT program provides funds to help new and expanding companies train workers for new jobs. (More...)
High Performance Incentive Program:
This program provides tax incentives to eligible employers that pay above-average wages and are committed to skills development for their workers. (More...)Investments in Major Projects and Comprehensive Training:
The IMPACT program is designed to respond to the training and capital requirements of major business expansions and locations in the state. (More...)Early Childhood Associate Apprenticeship Program:
The Early Childhood Associate Apprenticeship Program is an innovative certification program that targets individuals working in the childhood care and education field. (More...)Incumbent Worker Training:
This program provides grants to employers to assist with certain expenses associated with skills upgrade training for full-time employees of the company. (More...)
Rapid Response is a program designed to assist employers who are faced with staff reduction or layoff decisions.(More...)
The Registered Apprenticeship program is designed to provide employers with a skilled workforce while training existing workers in the latest technologies without loss of production time.(More...)
Workforce Solutions Fund:
The Workforce Solutions Fund allows the Secretary of Commerce to help post-secondary training institutions throughout the state respond more effectively to the needs of Kansas businesses. Funds are strategically invested into projects designed to enhance Kansas post-secondary institutions’ training services and/or training facilities for the benefit of all Kansas companies. The Secretary may elect to support a specific training project if the capability of Kansas training institutions to meet business training needs is clearly improved as a result. (More...)
Workforce Alliance acts as a broker for your business. You bring them your need, your challenges, and they bring you the services you need to meet your goals. Need funding? They know where to find it. Need training? They can set it up. Need qualified applicants? They’ll look, while you work. They are the entry point. Contact them for grant dollars, applicant qualifying and processing, and more. They bring together regional resources under one roof. Workforce Solutions is a cooperative effort, connecting you with hiring, training and human resource services, and funding opportunities that will help your business recruit, retain or train workers.
For your convenience Workforce Solutions maintains an office in Wellington to serve the needs of Sumner County. It is located at 107 S. Washington, and the telephone number is 620-326-2659. Current hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30aM-12:00PM and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. The office is close on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.