Vision

The Kansas workforce system will be the national leader in meeting business talent needs, growing the economy and providing access to quality careers for every Kansan through integrated service delivery.

Mission

The KANSASWORKS mission is to deliver a qualified workforce through training and matching services available to Kansans supporting businesses, growing regional economies and improving the prosperity of all.

Purpose

The Board’s charge is to connect all services into a comprehensive workforce system and to serve as the organizer of those connections with the ultimate goal of positioning KANSASWORKS as the premier workforce system in the nation. The board’s diverse representation assists in establishing connections and provides a statewide perspective.

Goals

  • Advance a One KANSASWORKS Experience
  • Virtual Services
  • Upskilling

KANSASWORKS is the brand name for the statewide,
public workforce system established through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

HOW IT WORKS

Kansas is Separated Into 5 Local Areas

Each area has a local workforce development board and one-stop operator responsible for Workforce Center operations. The Kansas Department of Commerce Workforce Services Division administers state-level programs and the state workforce board— the KANSASWORKS State Board.

What is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act?

In July of 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014.

What does KANSASWORKS offer?

Online Access

KANSASWORKS offers a free, self-service job matching system for jobseekers and employers.

27 Locations

KANSASWORKS provides 27 full & part-time Workforce Centers. Offering a single point of entry to a network of employment, training, and educational programs.

Mobile Locations

KANSASWORKS provides two mobile Workforce Centers. One state-operated; one locally-operated.

The KANSASWORKS State Board is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Any individual with a disability may request accommodations by emailing workforcesvcs@ks.gov, TDD 711 or 1-800-766-3777. Requests should be made at least (5) working days in advance of the event.

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