Early bird registration is now open for the 13th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit, which will held Jan. 22 and 23, 2014, at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Maner Conference Center in Topeka.
The summit is an annual forum for employers, educators, community members, chamber representatives, legislators and government officials, and local workforce board members to address the new realities facing the workforce and economic development issues in Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Pat George have both been invited back to speak at the opening the Annual Kansas Workforce Summit and planning of other presentations and speakers is ongoing.
Brownback was presented with an award honoring his service to the Kansas manufacturing industry last year, acknowledging his leadership in passing legislation that provides free tuition to high school students seeking training toward a technical training certificate prior to graduation.
The same legislation provides an incentive of $1,000 per student to school districts who have graduates who have obtained a certificate in a technical career field prior to graduation.
Businesses or individuals who would like to see specific information provided during the forum are encouraged to contact the Summit sponsor, the Western Kansas Manufacturers Association and share those ideas.
The Summit will also feature an opportunity for Kansas Community Colleges and business training organizations to set up exhibits to showcase the opportunities they offer in Workplace Development.
Registration for the Summit is limited to 300 participants. The Early Bird Rate of $189 applies to registrations paid by Oct. 25. Beginning Oct. 26, standard registration rates of $209 will apply. If space is still available, on-site registrations at a rate of $259 will apply.
For complete Summit information, click here or contact WKMA directly toll-free at 877-405-2883 or locally at 620-227-8082.