Great Jobs KC

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 Job Training Program provides adults 17 and over with access to tuition-free job training programs in high-paying and high-demand industries.

With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 17+ can learn faster, develop the skills needed to earn between $45,000-$85,000 annually, and begin a fulfilling career in one year or less. 

Scholar Support Resources

Once enrolled in a Great Jobs KC Program, our Community Resource Team is available to work with each Scholar and their Scholar Advocate when life doesn’t go according to plan. We can help identify available resources and make personalized referrals where possible. Great Jobs KC and community partners collaborate to support Scholars through emergency situations with:

Our Community Resource Team is always looking for additional resources and is here to help Scholars navigate the existing programs.

Once you have applied and successfully enrolled, if you need assistance with anything, please contact your Scholar Advocate to let them know what you need so they can help you navigate your current challenges.

If you have questions about the program, please reach out to us at greatjobskc@greatjobskc.org.

How does the Great Jobs KC Program Model Work? Program Model: Five Elements of the Great Jobs KC Model

1. Intake

  • Identify Career Interests/Goals
  • Schedule interested participants for career specific orientation
  • Introduction to Scholar Advocate

2. PROFESSIONAL CAREER SKILLS WORKSHOPS

  • Life Skills: Time, Money, and Stress Management
  • Career Skills: Resume, Networking & Job Search, Building your Brand
  • Workplace Skills: Working as a Team, Effective Communication, Managing Change

3. OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING

  • Scholar Advocate Support
  • Scholar Support Resources
  • Complete Training
  • Assistance National/State Certifications
  • Introduction to Career Resource Manager

4. Employer Network Team: EMPLOYMENT

  • Update and complete resume
  • Introductions to Employers
  • Interviewing Preparation 

5. ONE YEAR COACHING & MENTORING POST-EMPLOYMENT

  • Frequent communication from Scholar Advocate during first year of employment
  • Alumni Support

What programs does Great Jobs KC offer?

Healthcare

  • Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Dental Assistant
  • EKG/ECG Technician
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Sterile Processing
  • Certified Medication Technician (CMT)
  • Certified Medication Aide
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Firefighter/ Fire Science

Manufacturing

  • Certified Manufacturing Associate
    • Assembler
    • Machine Operator
    • Operations Clerk
  • Welding Technician
  • Environmental Remediation/ Hazmat
  • FANUC Handling Tool Operation and Programming

Information Technology

  • Networking Technician
  • Computer User Support
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Digital/ Social Media Marketing
  • Data and Business Analytics
  • Sales Development and Operations
  • UX Design
  • Software Development
  • IT Apprenticeships (separate application process)
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Web Development and Design

Logistics/Warehousing

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Warehousing Specialist/ Materials Handler

Construction

  • Construction Fundamentals
  • CAD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design)
  • Revit BIM (Revit for Building Information Modeling)
  • Pre-Apprenticeships and apprenticeships:
    • Iron workers
    • Electricians
    • Carpentry
    • General labor
    • Painters/glaziers
    • Operating engineers

Service Careers

  • Dog Grooming
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Culinary Arts
  • Community Interpreter
  • Medical Interpreter
  • ESL Courses

*Subject to change

Virtual Information Sessions every Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00pm.

Join on your computer, mobile app or device

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Meeting ID: 221 112 442 485

Passcode: 37VfG6

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+1 816-406-3910 618051675#   United States, Kansas City

Phone Conference ID: 618 051 675#

 

If you can’t attend one of our sessions, learn about all of our programs here.

GREAT JOBS KC SUCCESS STORY

Scholar Malcolm was making $15 an hour when he began the Great Jobs KC program. After completing his commercial drivers license (CDL) training and passing his driving test, he has accepted a position making $62,400 a year!

A chance to learn. The power to earn.

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