The Workforce Development (WFD) Unit publishes a seasonal newsletter for career technical education. This e-publication assists the WFD unit in communicating with individuals interested in career technical education as it relates to developing a skilled workforce for Kansas. Please address newsletter questions or comments to Barbara Stapleton.
Workforce Link is a newsletter created especially for business and industry partners highlighting current workforce development activities and initiatives supporting a skilled Kansas workforce.
- Testimony from Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents Vice President of Workforce Development, regarding his support for Nebraska Legislative Bill 826. Click here to read his testimony and to read the NE Legislative Bill 826
- Click here to view the PowerPoint presented January 21, 2014, by Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents Vice President of Workforce Development, when he testified before the Kansas Senate and House Joint Education Committee.
- On November 19, 2013, Kansas Board of Regents Vice President of Workforce Development, Blake Flanders, testified before the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce. Click here to read his remarks: "Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs: Improving the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act."
- National Manufacturing Day took place on October 4, 2013. The event brought more than 200 students and educators from Wichita Public Schools for a day of hands-on participation and exploration at WATC’s main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT). Participating students experienced eight different Career and Technical Education (CTE) exploration stations including welding, machining, robotics, aviation manufacturing and more, catching a glimpse of what a manufacturing career is all about: