“This board ensures that Kansas’ workforce is meeting the needs of industry by seeing that quality employment and training programs are available across the state,” Sebelius said.
Judy Gifford, Shawnee, serves as the director of labor participation with the United Way of Wyandotte. She previously served as the program coordinator for the Leukemia Society of America in Kansas City. Gifford is a delegate on the Tri-County Labor Council and a board member with the Workforce Partnership.
Phillip Chappuie, Independence, is the director of services for Montgomery County with CLASS LTD, a non-profit community developmental disability service provider. Chappuie has also served as a commissioner on the City of Independence Commission from 2003-2007 and served as its mayor in 2004.
Both appointees will serve at the pleasure of the governor.
The Kansas Works State Board serves as a review board and change agent empowered with the responsibility of making recommendations to the governor and to state agencies to drive economic development in the state by helping to produce lifelong learners; a highly skilled and productive workforce; and highly skilled and high wage jobs.