JCCC offers free continuing education for those affected by COVID

JCCC offers free continuing education for those affected by COVID

Johnson County Community College is a proud training partner to JoCoWorks, a county initiative that provides short-term skills-based training to qualified individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal government earmarked funding for workforce development to pay for training and skill-building for Johnson County residents who have experienced job loss and wage cuts because of COVID-19. County businesses that need help reskilling or upskilling their workforces to cope with new economic realities can qualify, too.

JCCC Continuing Education is proud to partner with JoCoWorks, Workforce Partnership and other local institutions to provide this vital support to our local economy.

Who Qualifies?

If you are a Johnson County Working-age Resident

  • whose employment or earnings have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 through furloughs, layoffs, reductions in hours or reductions in pay; and
  • who wishes to pursue short-term vocational training, job upskilling or reskilling, digital literacy training, essential skills training, basic skills development, English as a second language learning and/or work-based learning to enable them to secure new jobs; and
  • who has interest in and a commitment to completing a short-term training program by Dec. 30.

If You Qualify for Funding, Here’s What to Do Next

  1. Review the courses offered that qualify for assistance funds
  2. Contact JCCC through the form below (or call (913) 469-2323 ) to complete required forms and ask questions and receive guidance about course selections.

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  1. Gather the following documents
    • Download and complete the Workforce Assessment form
    • Photo ID
    • Documentation that proves you’re resident in Johnson County — such as utility bill or lease
    • Proof of an unemployment claim or other evidence that your employment, employment opportunity or sustainable family income was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic such as a paystub, layoff letter, etc.
    • Proof of eligibility to work in the US. See what documents you’ll need (PDF)
  2. Create a KansasWorks-Job Seeker account
    Kansas Works-Job Seeker Account Set-Up Instructions (PDF)
  3. Contact Workforce Partnership and set up an appointment to verify your intake paperwork.
    • Johnson County Workforce Center
      8535 Bluejacket St.
      Lenexa, KS 66214
      (913) 577-5900
      • Walk-Ins Accepted Mondays & Wednesdays
        9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      • By appointment Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
        9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Also at Johnson County Community College
      (Conference Room by CE Registration, first floor of the 
      Regnier Center)
      • Walks-Ins & By Appointment Thursdays
        9:00 am – 3:00 pm
        To schedule an appointment, call 
        (913) 469-2323
  4. If you are approved, Workforce Partnership will send your approval to JCCC.
  5. JCCC will contact you to get you enrolled in your courses.
  6. Complete your training before December 30, 2020.