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October 12, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –  The Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Continuing Education branch is proud to announce a partnership with Workforce Partnership and other training providers to provide access to free workplace skills training for those who have been financially affected by COVID-19.

The program, known as JOCO KS Works, is funded through the federal government's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Johnson County allocated a portion of its CARES funding to pay for training and skill building for Johnson County residents and businesses who have experienced job loss, a cut in wages or reduced revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CARES Act funding for courses is available through the Johnson County Workforce Partnership office.

Those who qualify and complete the application process can register free of charge for any of JCCC CE's more than 350 courses in categories that include Healthcare, Leadership, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Finance, Project Management and more. Students who enroll through the program must complete their training by Dec. 30, 2020

Businesses located in Johnson County that had to cut wages or staff or that have a need to reskill their workforce because of COVID-19 could also qualify for CARES training funds through JOCO KS Works, which is managed through the Johnson County Workforce Partnership office.

“From training in computer software, to business leadership, to the trades, these courses provide individuals with the opportunity to learn new skills and build on those they already use in the workplace,” said Elisa Waldman, Dean, Continuing Education. “For businesses, JCCC courses can help upskill their employees, ultimately creating the demand for new jobs. This support of workforce training by Johnson County is unprecedented, allowing JCCC to fulfill our mission of inspiring learning to transform lives and strengthen communities.” 

Funding is available until exhausted, and classes will fill quickly! To view all JCCC qualified courses and apply, visit