Great Jobs KC

A chance to learn. The power to earn.

Great Jobs KC can help make your career or college degree dreams a reality.

Great Jobs KC Mission

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

OUR BELIEF

A good-paying job and education should be available to everyone.

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.”

Adult Learner Scholarship Awardee

Great Jobs KC

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Great Jobs KC is a program providing access to tuition-free job training programs in high-demand career fields. These fields offer careers paying over $45,000 per year in the areas of construction, manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, logistics/warehousing, and service careers to adults 17 and over.

Adult Learners College Scholarships

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Adult Learner College Scholarship Awardees receive up to $50,000 paid directly to the college over the course of up to six years to earn a two- or four-year degree at one of the 19 colleges/universities in the KC Scholars program network. These scholarships are awarded to adults 18 and older.

11th Graders - Traditional Scholarship

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Traditional Scholarship Awardees receive up to $50,000 paid directly to the college over the course of up to six years to earn a two- or four-year degree at one of the 19 colleges/universities in the KC Scholars program network. These scholarships are awarded to current 11th graders.

9th Graders College
Savings Match

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Awardees are eligible to earn a one-to-one match on college savings up to $1,000 and up to $400 in incentives during high school. The College Savings Match programs are awarded to current 9th graders.

Who We Are

Great Jobs KC was designed to change thousands of individual lives

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

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

Great Jobs KC
A chance to learn. The power to earn.

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. 

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Scholars in the Great Jobs KC job training program. With our program support, adults 17+ can learn faster and develop the skills needed to earn between $45,000-$85,000 annually.

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Total college scholarships awarded that provide 11th graders and adults 18 and older, with up to $50,000 paid directly to the college, over the course of up to six years to earn a two- or four-year degree at one of our colleges/universities in the KC Scholars Program Network.

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College Savings Match Programs awarded to 9th graders, which help them actively save for college while learning financial literacy.

GREAT JOBS KC JOB TRAINING PROGRAM SUCCESS STORY

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.