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PCC partners with Workforce Centers of Kansas

14 February 2017

The Pratt Community College eLearning center in Wichita is partnering with Workforce Centers of Kansas as a provider for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Young Adult Program.

The program, for young adults, offers free education and employment services for anyone ages 16-24, who have a desire to become self-sufficient but face significant barriers in making a successful transition to adulthood. The services include leadership development, tutoring, work experiences and on the job training, financial literacy, resume building, placement into a technical program at a college provider and more.

The Workforce Centers main goal is to help others in any area they may need assistance with.

“We’re here to help young people accomplish the goals they have set for themselves,” said Chad Pattera, Vice President and COO of Workforce Centers of Kansas. “It’s definitely something worth coming in and finding out what we can do for you.”

As a provider resource for Workforce Centers PCC will be able to provide educational opportunities in a variety of areas, particularly in fields that are deemed “in demand,” by the state of Kansas. Many of these in demand career opportunities are in technical fields such as healthcare, mechanical, and electrical work.  The benefit to students is that the Workforce Center will be able to provide a wide range of financial assistance to students who qualify.

“This is going to be a great opportunity for students to get a great educational experience through Pratt Community College, while receiving much needed financial assistance through the Workforce Center,” said Chad Shade, Pratt Community College eLearning Center Manager. "Pratt Community College’s technical programs have a high placement rate after college with many students starting work right after graduation."

Workforce Centers of Wichita also provide financial assistance to help students achieve their goals by covering tuition, books and fess, gas and child care while the student is enrolled.

 Eligible students must live in Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley, Harper, Kingman, or Sumner Counties. To find out more about enrollment and program process contact the Workforce Center at 316-771-6620.