Governor Kelly Creates an Office of Registered Learning: Here’s What They’re Saying


KEY QUOTE: “We have spurred remarkable economic growth here in Kansas, but to continue that success, we must ensure Kansas workers have the skills and opportunities they need to compete in today’s global economy. “, Governor Kelly said. “I created this new Office of Registered Apprenticeship to prioritize fostering a workforce that meets the needs of Kansas businesses and critical industries like education and healthcare.”

Here is what they say:

“Focusing on improving and growing learning opportunities in Kansas is long overdue and helps meet our state’s workforce needs.”
– Alan Cobb, Kansas House Speaker

“MKC already provides extensive training and learning for our employees, as well as regular discussions about their next step in the organization. We believe that formalizing our training, development and salary progression into an apprenticeship program will have a significant impact on our ability to hire and develop talented people who will be an asset to our organization in the future.
– Hilary Worcester, Learning and Development Manager, Mid Kansas Coop

“The Workforce Alliance is an advocate for the use of recorded learning as one of the tools for business and industry to attract and retain skilled workers. A strategy that can help expand the use of registered apprenticeship in Kansas will benefit both employers and job seekers, and is good public policy. »
– Keith Lawing, President and CEO, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas Inc.

“Flint Hills Technical College is on board to continue its strong partnerships with its regional employers by engaging in education and serving as a champion for the Kansas Registered Apprentice. We welcome opportunities to develop these learning partnerships with employers in our region.
– Dr. Caron L. Daugherty, President Flint Hills Technical College

“Registered apprentices are a critical part of Peaslee Tech’s workforce development strategy. We plan to work with the Kansas Office of Registered Apprenticeships to continue expanding apprenticeship opportunities in Kansas.
– Kevin W. Kelley, PhD, President and CEO, Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center

“The SAEEI grant through the Registered Apprentices Office has allowed us to begin training a classification that has not been served with a safety record that proves the lack of training. The new journeyman will have documented training in a trade that he can use for the future of his work in the trade A path to middle class security.
– John L Garretson II, Commercial Director, IBEW Local 304

“The Governor’s investment in apprenticeships is proof that the state is truly invested in its workforce and its citizens. While we look forward to supporting different communities in the state, we know we have the support of the state government and that’s what makes it work.
– Ruth Patterson, TalentGro Division Manager, HAMILTON-RYKER

“KANSASWORKS Southeast is excited about the creation of the Kansas Office of Registered Apprenticeship. Having registered apprenticeship opportunities for adults and young adults is a game-changer for employers in our region. Employers in our local area V are enthusiastic about being able to use employees’ current institutional knowledge as part of the registered apprenticeship training process to ensure that employees are trained to employer standards.
– Leanne Kehres, Executive Director, Southeast KANSASWORKS, INC.

“Acquisition and learning models like recorded learning are the gold standard for training our workforce. The creation of the Office of Registered Apprenticeship is an issue for Kansas, signaling to employers both the state’s commitment and investment in this specific training tool. As the leader of a local workforce council, I am delighted to have the technical support we need to develop registered apprenticeship programs with our employers in a variety of industry sectors.
– Keely J. Schneider, Executive Director, Workforce Partnership

“Recorded apprenticeships are a critical component in meeting the needs of industry and workforce training in Kansas. The creation of the Office of Registered Apprenticeship is a key element in streamlining and helping higher education meet the demands of industry through the apprenticeship process.
– Dr. Ryan J. Ruda, President of Garden City Community College

“The Office of Registered Apprenticeship will be a valuable asset to industry and education by providing structured training programs to the community and leading to a wide range of professional careers in Kansas.”
– Mike Gibson, executive vice president, Associated General Contractors of Kansas

“Recorded learning answers the question that many KS families face: how can I afford to go to an institution outside of my home county, pay for the year or two I need to graduate, while allowing me to pay the bills and take care of my family?With Registered Learning, employees can EARN while they LEARN at a company in the county in which they live.
– Dr. Mark L. Johnson, University Professor of Technology and Workforce Learning, Pittsburg State University

“The creation of the Office of Registered Apprenticeship is a step in the right direction to create a skilled workforce in the state of Kansas. Apprenticeship offers individuals the opportunity to earn money while learning. Instead of worrying about how to pay their bills and put food on the table, apprentices can focus on learning a new skill.
– Dr. Jennifer Seymour, Vice President, General Education and Applied Technologies, WSU Tech

Learn more about the Office of Registered Learning here.


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