Wichita-based nonprofit education center KANSEL will offer a free seven-week construction training program beginning later this month, according to a news release.
The KANSEL — which stands for Kansas School for Effective Learning — program is set to begin May 16. Those interested are asked to apply for the program before the end of the day Monday, according to the release.
The program aims to teach basic construction skills using the National Center for Construction Education and Research core curriculum. Students will receive instruction about construction math, materials handling, various power and hand tools, and construction drawings, according to the release.
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.
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“When a student completes our program, we strive to get them in the construction workforce,” said Linda Eaves, the school’s executive director, in the release. “Working with construction companies like Cornejo, Conco, Eby and Dondlinger gives our students an outstanding chance for employment.”