KANSEL to offer free construction training

Wichita-based nonprofit education center KANSEL will offer another free seven-week construction training program, according to a news release.

The KANSEL — which stands for Kansas School for Effective Learning — program is set to begin March 21. Anyone interested can attend one of two information sessions scheduled for next week, the release said.

The program aims to teach basic construction skills using the National Center for Construction Education and Research core curriculum, the release said. Students will receive instruction about “construction math, materials handling, various power and hand tools, and construction drawings.”

In addition, the course will offer a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety course and Class B commercial driver’s license training. Participants must be at least 18. KANSEL staff will also assist with job placement services.

“When a student completes our program they are ready to enter the construction workforce,” Linda Eaves, KANSEL executive director, said in the release. “Working with construction companies like Cornejo, Conco, Eby and Dondlinger gives our students an outstanding chance for employment.”

The course information sessions are scheduled for 2 p.m. March 7 and 10 a.m. March 9, according to the release. Both sessions will take place at the organization’s headquarters, 2212 E. Central.

For more information, call 316-263-9620 or visit

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath