TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Six community and technical colleges are sharing $500,000 in job training grants from the Kansas Department of Commerce aimed at partnerships with private companies.
One grant will help Neosho County Community College in Chanute provide training for a new aviation facility planned by Spirit Aerosystems in the southeast Kansas town. Coffeyville Community College, also in southeastern Kansas, will use its grant to train workers for the regional petroleum industry.
Other recipients are the North Central Kansas Technical College, Northwest Kansas Technical College, Washburn Institute of Technology and the Wichita Area Technical College.
Commerce Secretary Pat George says the grants will help provide training for the needs of expanding companies.