Kan. Colleges Share $500K In Training Grants

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Six community and technical colleges are
sharing $500,000 in job training grants from the Kansas Department
of Commerce aimed at partnerships with private companies.

One grant will help Neosho County Community College in Chanute
provide training for a new aviation facility planned by Spirit
Aerosystems in the southeast Kansas town. Coffeyville Community
College, also in southeastern Kansas, will use its grant to train
workers for the regional petroleum industry.

Other recipients are the North Central Kansas Technical College,
Northwest Kansas Technical College, Washburn Institute of
Technology and the Wichita Area Technical College.

Commerce Secretary Pat George says the grants will help provide
training for the needs of expanding companies.

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