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Workforce Partnership receives more than $4 million in coronavirus relief funds for short-term skills training and support

October 30th, 2020 -- Hannah Michelle...
KU Lifelong & Professional Education is here to provide high-quality online professional development programs to qualifying Johnson County residents
By Workforce Partnership

Workforce Partnership received more than $4 million in coronavirus relief funds for short-term skills training and support. Workforce Partnership in collaboration with Johnson County Community College, the University of Kansas, and other training providers will be providing career and educational training to anyone living in Johnson County whose employment has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program, known as JOCO KS Works, is funded by Johnson County using CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) dollars. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be Johnson County residents, have had their employment negatively impacted by COVID-19, and be eligible to work in the United States.

If you or someone you know meets these requirements, please visit Workforce Partnership – Johnson County. Workforce Partnership’s career navigators will help candidates enroll for the program, create a KansasWorks account, apply for any jobs they are interested in, and help them explore the classroom and work-based training courses provided by JCCC, KU, and other training providers. These courses, along with paid on-the-job training opportunities, are available at no cost to people who qualify.

If you have questions about the CARES Act, eligibility, or the types of training available, please visit Workforce Partnership – Johnson County or call (913) 577-5900.

If you are not eligible for CARES Act funding, but would like to go back to school or up-skill, Workforce Partnership also offers many other services and programs at no cost to you that can help place you on the path towards your educational and career goals.

See a full list of available JOCO KS Works programs from KU Lifelong & Professional Education.

Originally published by Workforce Partnership

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:15am