Deputy City Adminstrator
10100 W Grady Ave.P.O. Box 245
Maize, KS 67101
The state of Kansas is dedicated to the training and retraining of its work-force to obtain the skills needed by employers. Expansion Management magazine recently ranked the Kansas workforce training programs among the top ten in the nation for ease of access and overall financial value to clients. If your company is new to Kansas, or if your Kansas business is expanding or restructuring, you may qualify for assistance under one of our workforce training programs.
These flexible programs offer:
A custom-designed program to meet your specific training needs
A streamlined application and reimbursement process
Maximum flexibility and minimal "red tape"
New and expanding businesses. Customized to your company's needs.
Pre-Employment Training: Prospective employees usually attend classes on their own time, without pay, while gaining detailed knowledge of specific skills necessary for job entry. Allows company and potential employee to evaluate one another before making a commitment.
On-the-Job Training: Employees on the payroll receive instruction on the company's equipment in a classroom or on the work floor. Each program is customized to match your company's specific need. Pre-Employment and On-the-Job Training may be combined.
Basic Enterprises* creating at least one new job paying at least $8.00 per hour (excluding recalled workers, replacement workers, or formerly existing jobs).
Can pay negotiated costs for instructors' salaries; travel, meals, and lodging; videotape development; training manuals and textbooks; supplies and materials; minor equipment; certain utility costs; temporary Training Facilities; and curriculum planning and development.
Instructors may come from your supervisory staff, community colleges, technical schools, consultants, vendors, etc. If desired, we can assist in locating qualified instructors.
State universities, vocational-technical schools, community colleges, temporary rental facilities, or your facility.
The company retains complete control over their hiring specifications and final Trainee Selection. If desired, the Kansas Department of Human Resources can assist in screening potential trainees.
The company prepares and submits to the KDOC a training proposal based on a brief outline. State training consultants can provide free assistance to help you develop this proposal.
Restructuring companies whose employees are likely to be displaced due to obsolete or inadequate job skills. Customized to your company's needs.
On-the-Job Training: Employees on the payroll receive instruction on the company's equipment in a classroom or on the work floor. Each program is customized to match your company's specific needs.
Basic Enterprises* that are restructuring due to the incorporation of existing technology, new technology, product diversification, or new production activities. Minimum training requirement of one existing employee. Average employee wages must be at least $7.00 per hour.
Same as KIT program, however, requires matching funds from your company.
Same as KIT program.
Existing employees likely to be displaced due to obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge.
Same as KIT program, however, projects are funded on a competitive basis and are awarded every two months.
*Basic Enterprises include manufacturing, distribution, regional or national service facilities, and other businesses primarily engaged in the development or production of goods or the provision of services for out-of-state sale.
New and expanding businesses or consortiums of businesses that are creating a large number of new jobs and/or new jobs paying above-average wages. Customized to your company's needs.
IMPACT is typically reserved for projects involving at least 100 new jobs at a higher-than-average wage. Projects with less than 100 new jobs may be funded but must involve wage levels significantly higher than average.
Same as KIT. Also, up to 50 percent of funds may be used to lease or purchase training equipment for local educational institutions. Up to ten percent of funds may be used to cover the administrative costs of the school.
If withholding taxes fail to match projections (for example, insufficient new jobs created), your company may be required to repay some of the funding. If your company leaves Kansas before the bonds are retired, the full cost must be repaid, less withholding taxes already collected.
IMPACT has two major components: SKILL (State of Kansas Investments in Lifelong Learning) and MPI (Major Project Investment). SKILL funds may be used to pay for workforce training expenses. MPI funds may be used for other expenses related to the project such as the purchase or relocation of equipment, labor recruitment, or building costs. IMPACT is funded through tax-exempt, public purpose bonds issued by the Kansas Finance Development Authority.
The company and a Kansas public educational institution (area technical school, community college, regents institution, municipal university) jointly submit a training proposal to the KDOC. KDOC recommends a funding amount based on the level of training required, the overall efficiency of the project, the quality of jobs created, etc. The recommendation is passed to the Governor's Council on Workforce Training and Investment, which must approve all IMPACT projects.
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