Great Jobs KC

Employer Partner Program

Changing lives while advancing your workforce.

In addition to our mission to increase postsecondary education and credential attainment for low- and moderate-income adults, we also seek to significantly expand the number of adults who secure family-sustaining careers. An education or training is great, but not if it doesn’t get you a GREAT JOB! That second part is where you and your company come in:

Our Employer Partnership Program has three options that will allow you to shape the skill level and diversity of your current workforce and impact the entire Kansas City workforce of tomorrow.

If you’d like us to help support your current and future workforce please contact us at employernetwork@kcscholars.org

How does Great Jobs KC work?

Up to $50k college scholarships

Tuition-Free Job Training

Job & Life Skills Workshops

One-on-One Support through the first year of employment

All Lead To → A Qualified Ready-To-Hire Pool of Diverse Candidates to Meet Your Staffing Needs

How are our candidates different?

KC Scholars candidates come from our six-county area (Cass, Clay, Platte, and Jackson in Missouri-Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas), meaning they are local talent invested in the community and staying at your organization.

KC Scholars invests thousands of dollars per candidate in soft skills workplace and life skills workshops to develop a more stable individual.

To see what our scholar demographic landscape looks like today, Click Here!

What does being an Employer Partner mean to your company?

What's your Investment?

TALENT SUPPLY

Annual membership for a set number of hires.

TALENT ACQUISITION

Per hire fee based on industry and number of hires.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Partnership where you cover 50% of training funds to upskill current staff to better paying jobs.

What's your Return?

TALENT SUPPLY

Access to our qualified Scholar candidate pool on an ongoing basis to fulfill yearly hiring needs.

TALENT ACQUISITION

Access to our qualified Scholar candidate pool to fulfill immediate staffing needs.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT

KC Scholars financial investment covering 50% of training funds to upskill your current employees to better paying jobs.

What are the 3 program options?

TALENT SUPPLY

OUR CONTRIBUTION:

Access to our qualified scholar candidate pool.

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION:

Annual membership of $20,000 with up to 10 trained hires guaranteed.

Annual membership of $28,000 with up to 20 trained hires guaranteed.

Annual membership of $40,000 with up to 40 trained hires guaranteed.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT:

New hire follow-up and support:

GJKC Advocates

One-on-one personal support through training and the first year of employment.

Workforce Development

We offer online training courses to support each new hire’s soft-skills development during their first consecutive six months of employment.

Scholar Support Resources

Access to community resources that aid in the managing of responsibilities while scholars adapt to work schedules and job expectations during the first twelve months of employment.

TALENT ACQUISITION

OUR CONTRIBUTION:

Access to our qualified scholar candidate pool.

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION:

$1,200 per hire in manufacturing and construction

$2,500 per hire in the medical or IT field.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT:

New hire follow-up and support:

GJKC Advocates

One-on-one personal support through training and the first year of employment.

Workforce Development

We offer online training courses to support each new hire’s soft-skills development during their first consecutive six months of employment.

Scholar Support Resources

Access to community resources that aid in the managing of responsibilities while scholars adapt to work schedules and job expectations during the first twelve months of employment.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT

OUR CONTRIBUTION:

KC Scholars provides you with up to 50% of training funds to support your identified training needs. Per Scholar maximum contribution:

$5,000 (Health Industry)

3,500 (IT Industry)

$2,000 (Manufacturing Industry)

$1,250 (Construction Industry)

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION:

You are partnering with us to cover the remaining cost of training, 50%.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT:

Follow-up and support:

GJKC Advocates

Not applicable.

Workforce Development

Additional training funds could be facilitated if applicable.

Scholar Support Resources

Access to community based resources available if needed.

If you’d like to partner with us to support your workforce contact us at employernetwork@kcscholars.org