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October 20, 2023

Eight high-demand programs in Workforce Development & Continuing Education approved for tuition assistance.

What do Johnson County Community College and KC Scholars have in common?

Both are game-changers for thousands of low- and modest-income Kansas Citians, and each plays a role in transforming the area’s workforce and economy. A collective partnership between JCCC Workforce Development & Continuing Education and KC Scholars elevates post-secondary education opportunities as eight newly approved tracks contribute to a strong workforce training culture across our region.

“Johnson County Community College is delighted to partner with KC Scholars to bring opportunities to individuals to earn recognized industry certifications and certificates. With these credentials, individuals can take on higher paying jobs with their current employer or change careers if appropriate. This partnership supports workforce training that benefits both individuals and area employers,” explained Elisa Waldman, Vice President of Workforce Development & Continuing Education at JCCC.

Career-seekers can now choose from these Workforce Development & Continuing Education programs and certificates at JCCC:

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A
  • ECG Technician Program
  • Phlebotomy Technician Program
  • Cybersecurity Certificate
  • Data Analyst I Professional Certificate
  • Full Stack Web Development Certificate
  • Project Management Certificate
  • GED Test Prep

Adult learners can get tuition assistance for specific job training in high-paying and high-demand industries. With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 17 and older have opportunities to learn faster, develop the skills needed to earn $45,000 to $85,000 annually, and begin a fulfilling career in one year or less.

Who Qualifies?

You do, if you:

  • Earn less than $45,000 annually
  • Live in one of six counties in the KC metro area
    • Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte
    • Kansas: Johnson, Wyandotte

KC Scholars can connect you with career training programs that are:

  • Short-term — less than a year to complete
  • Flexible — virtual, online, on-campus, hands-on or hybrid training
  • Skills-based — healthcare, construction, information technology or manufacturing careers

Support services offered through KC Scholars also include childcare and transportation to ensure that nothing gets in the way of completing the program and achieving your goals.

What Is KC Scholars?

KC Scholars ranks among Kansas City’s most prized and transformative programs, and JCCC is pleased to take part.

The program is rooted in support from Ewing Marion Kauffman, an entrepreneur and humanitarian whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited millions of people in Kansas City and beyond. Kauffman believed that a post-secondary education is possible for everyone regardless of income, age or ethnicity. To continue his legacy, the Kauffman Foundation gifted the community a large-scale scholarship.

Get Started on a Career

We want to learn more about you! Fill out the KC Scholars information form so we can contact you about KC Scholars opportunities at JCCC.


Your future is ready!