Great Jobs KC can help make your career or college degree dreams a reality.
The mission of Great Jobs KC is to provide access to college scholarships and tuition-free job training along with job placement assistance to secure family-sustaining jobs for low- to modest-income individuals in the Kansas City Area
Great Jobs KC supports you on your journey to fulfill your career goals by providing financial support through college scholarships, tuition-free job training programs, career placement assistance, and Scholar support resources to remove obstacles to ensure your success.
“I always knew I wanted to finish college, but I didn’t know how I could. KC Scholars gave me another chance. My dreams have come true.”
Who We Are
Great Jobs KC was designed to change thousands of individual lives and transform the region by providing access to education and training for our future workforce and contributing to the regional economy. Led by a local Board of Directors and launched in 2016, as KC Scholars, we have served over 8,000 Scholars and changed the lives of thousands in low- and modest-income households in the Kansas City region.
What we provide
Great Jobs KC provides life-changing financial assistance and support for students and adults to graduate college or complete career training. By investing in our Scholars’ college education or career training and connecting them with regional employers, we can grow the talent pipeline and ensure a strong regional workforce.
TUITION-FREE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
There are many adults in our community who want to create a better future for themselves and their families, but know that college isn’t for them. Great Jobs KC provides adults with access to tuition-free job training programs in high-paying and high-demand industries such as:
With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 17+ can develop the skills needed to earn between $45,000-$85,000 annually and begin a fulfilling career in one year or less. This program also provides access to support resources, including childcare and transportation support, to ensure that nothing gets in the way of completing the program and achieving your goals.
Malcolm was making $15 an hour when he began the Great Jobs KC Job Training Program. After completing his CDL training and passing his driving test, he accepted a driving position, making $62,400 a year! The chance to learn. The power to earn.
Congrats to our 150 adult learner scholarship recipients who together received $7,500,000 in scholarship funds to achieve their goals of a college degree!