New KSapprenticeship.org website connects job seekers with companies offering apprenticeships
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, has launched a new website aimed at connecting job seekers with Kansas companies offering on-the-job training through the state’s Registered Apprenticeship program. KSapprenticeship.org offers easy-to-follow navigation for both job seekers and businesses, enabling both to better leverage the resources available to connect employers with potential apprentices.
“The new KSapprenticeship.org site is a powerful tool to help meet the rising needs of Kansas industry for a workforce trained on the latest in advanced technology and equipment,” says Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D.. “The Registered Apprenticeship program in our state is invaluable in preparing Kansas workers to compete in today’s ever-changing economy. This new website will help us continue to grow the number and quality of Registered Apprentices in our state.”
“We are excited about the launch of this new website which will help our state’s employers find and develop a loyal and highly-skilled workforce,” said Mike Beene, Director of Employment Services for the Kansas Department of Commerce. “Like the Registered Apprenticeship program itself, the new website will effectively meet the needs of both employers and workers.”
Guided informational pathways for job seekers include information for veterans and students, plus an application to get started as an apprentice. For businesses, the website provides a wealth of information on the process of offering Registered Apprenticeships and an application to apply for the program.