Welcome to Entrepreneurship & Workforce Development Center

KCKCC actively supports workforce development by providing excellent training and education to support the employed, underemployed, and unemployed, partnering with employers to help them meet their employment needs, and providing consulting services and resources to residents and businesses in our service area.

The Entrepreneurial department of the Workforce Career and Entrepreneurial Center helps turn ideas into revenue and revenue generation into a systemized process which leads to continued growth over time. Whatever business development phase you are in, you can feel welcome and supported here.

Contract Training

A full complement of training solutions to meet your business needs is available through KCKCC's Business and Continuing Education Division. Choose from nationally recognized programs that help you create a high- performance workforce, bridge language and cultural barriers, or help your employees overcome the digital divide.

Business Services

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a resource for the community it serves. The Business & Technology team can be a conduit for the business community to use college facilities for training and meeting purposes, improve communication with your Spanish-speaking employees and customers, assess the skill level of your employees for training purposes, and lead your employees through a strategic planning process.

Customized Training

Workforce Development is also offered through the Technical Education Center and consists of Customized and Specialized Training performed for small, mid-sized, and large corporations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Please contact Rich Piper, Director of Technical Programs for additional information. 913-288-7808

Focus 2

FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive product. Customized with your college's majors, students' assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs offered at your college. FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision making model to help them select their majors at your college, make informed career decisions and take action.
Click here to register and access Focus 2's website.



Innovation Summit

Innovation Summit

The GreenUp Program

The Green Up training program is a six to eight week, intensive learning experience incorporating hands-on technical skill training in emerging green career fields, entrepreneurship and small business development, essential employability skills training, and career placement assistance. Through an innovative partnership between Mid-America Regional Council, EnergyWorks KC, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, national green training experts, and our own TEC program, KCKCC offers this training to jobseekers and prospective green entrepreneurs metro-wide.

Our initial focus is on deconstruction & building materials reuse. Program graduates complete the Green Up program with hands-on deconstruction training and nationally recognized certifications in OSHA safety, lead abatement, forklift operations, and other related fields.
Contact Information
Alicia Hooks  - Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship & Workforce Development Center
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