KANSEL to offer training program in construction

A local nonprofit organization will offer a seven-week construction training program starting next month.

KANSEL, a nonprofit that provides skills trainings for adults, will teach construction math, materials handling, use of power and hand tools and how to do construction drawings, according to a news release from KANSEL.

Students will also go through a 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety course and train for a commercial driver’s license permit.

After the seven-week program, KANSEL instructors help students land a job in construction at companies like Cornejo, Conco, Eby and Dondlinger, the release said.

“When a student completes our program we want to immediately get them in the construction workforce,” executive director Linda Eaves said in the release.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, and KANSEL encourages women and minorities to apply.

The program begins Sept. 8, and those interested in enrolling should register to attend an information session at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 or at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 by calling KANSEL at 316-263-9620.

Reach Shelby Reynolds at 316-268-6514 or sreynolds@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @_shelbyreynolds.