The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas has been awarded $50,000 that will be used to help local employers better train their employees.
The money comes from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS) and will support the local organization’s Preparation for Advanced Career Employment System (PACES) project.
The Workforce Alliance says in an emailed press release that local employer partners XLT Ovens and Cox Machine will utilize the grant through PACES to help provide cross training and financial literacy tools for employees and supervisor training for managers.
The organization says that since it formed PACES in 2008 that it has provided training to 1,487 people and recorded 2,761 job placements among more than 100 employers participating with program initiatives.
Three other communities, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., also received $50,000 grants in similar support from the NFWS.
Daniel McCoy covers aviation, manufacturing, automotive and Koch Industries.