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JCCC is a proud training partner to JOCO KS Works, a county initiative that provides short-term skills-based training to qualified individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If Your Job Has Been Affected by COVID-19 Cuts, JCCC Can Help You Get Training — for Free

The federal government earmarked funding for workforce development to pay for training and skill-building for Johnson County residents who have experienced job loss and wage cuts because of COVID-19.  This CARES Act funding for courses is available through the Johnson County Workforce Partnership office. County businesses that need help reskilling or upskilling their workforces to cope with new economic realities can qualify, too.

JCCC Continuing Education is proud to partner with JOCO KS WorksWorkforce Partnership and other local institutions to provide this vital support to our local economy.

Who Qualifies?

If you are a Johnson County Working-age Resident

  • whose employment or earnings have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 through furloughs, layoffs, reductions in hours or reductions in pay; and
  • who wishes to pursue short-term vocational training, job upskilling or reskilling, digital literacy training, essential skills training, basic skills development, English as a second language learning and/or work-based learning to enable them to secure new jobs; and
  • who has interest in and a commitment to completing a short-term training program by Dec. 30, 2020.

Miami County residents may qualify for similar help through Direct Family Aid.

Wyandotte County residents may qualify for similar help through WYCO Works.

If You Qualify for Funding, Here's What to Do Next

  1. Review the courses offered that qualify for assistance funds

  2. Contact JCCC through the form below (or call (913) 469-2323 or email CECAREs@jccc.edu) to complete required forms, ask questions and receive guidance about course selections.

  3. Gather the following documents
    • Download and complete the Workforce Partnership Cares Act Referral Form
    • Photo ID
    • Documentation that proves you're resident in Johnson County — such as utility bill or lease
    • Proof of an unemployment claim or other evidence that your employment, employment opportunity or sustainable family income was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic such as a paystub, layoff letter, etc.
    • Proof of eligibility to work in the US. See what documents you'll need (PDF)

  4. Create a KansasWorks-Job Seeker account
    Kansas Works-Job Seeker Account Set-Up Instructions (PDF)

  5. Contact Workforce Partnership and set up an appointment to verify your intake paperwork.
    • Johnson County Workforce Center
      8535 Bluejacket St.
      Lenexa, KS 66214
      (913) 577-5900
      • Walk-Ins Accepted Mondays & Wednesdays
        9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      • By appointment Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
        9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Also at Johnson County Community College
      (Conference Room by CE Registration, first floor of the Regnier Center)
      • By Appointment Only Wednesdays and Thursdays
        9:00 am – 3:00 pm
        To schedule an appointment, call (913) 469-2323

  6. If you are approved, Workforce Partnership will send your approval to JCCC.

  7. JCCC will contact you to get you enrolled in your courses.

  8. Complete your training before December 30, 2020.

Training Funds Also Available for Johnson County Businesses

Are you a Johnson County business owner who had to cut back staff, wages, furlough employees or need to reskill your workforce because of COVID 19? Your business could quality for CARES training funds as well. Contact one of Workforce Partnerships Business Services Representatives for more information.