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Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas

Meet Dan

Workforce Challenge

Dan, married with a family, was attending Wichita State University to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. He was supporting his family on his salary as a pharmacy technician while going to school.

Workforce Solution

Dan was able to receive tuition assistance through the Kansas Engineering Excellence Project(KEEP)and complete his bachelor’s degree.

Outcomes & Benefits

Dan began a KEEP funded Internship with an area manufacturing company. At the end of his internship, Dan’s employer offered him a full-time permanent position as a Quality Engineer earning $25.49/hour. Dan is continuing his KEEP funded education, now pursuing a Master’s Degree. The advanced degree will help him up the career ladder and fill a vital role for local companies requiring Master's level qualifications.

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