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WYCO Works is a program funded by the Unified Government using CARES Act dollars, in partnership with the Wyandotte County Economic Development Council and Avenue of Life. The program provides job search, job placement and training opportunities to Wyandotte County residents who have experienced a negative impact on their employment due to COVID-19.
Those interested in a new job or training are asked to arrange a meeting at Workforce Partnership to set up their KansasWorks job seeker account, apply for a job of interest, or talk to a Career Navigator about classroom and work-based training options. Classroom training is provided at no cost to the job seeker through this program.
Workforce Partnership offers many services, including skills assessments, resume development, job search resources, partner agency referrals, tuition assistance, GED and ESL support, and pre-vocational services. If you are unemployed, furloughed, have had your hours or wages cut due to COVID-19 and want to set up a time to meet with Workforce Partnership, please contact Eliza Barr at (913) 279-2650 or email@example.com.
In order to be eligible for CARES Act assistance, you must meet the criteria below. You must be a Wyandotte County resident. Your employment must have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to:
Layoffs and furloughs
Reduction in wages
Reduction in hours
You must be eligible to work in the United States
If you have any questions regarding whether or not you are eligible for CARES Act funding, please contact us at the Wyandotte County Workforce Center at (913) 279-2600.
Participates will have a variety of training/course options to choose from. Workforce Partnership has partnered with a large number of high-quality providers to offer a diverse list of training courses. Participants should also take advantage of the resources provided by KansasWorks. In addition, the KansasWorks’ job board lists thousands of jobs in the Kansas City metro area and across the state. Click the links below to view the training/education courses offered by KansasWorks and other providers. If you currently don’t have a KansasWorks account, please go to the job seeker tab on KansasWorks and create a new account. You will need to provide your date of birth, name, and address to create an account for yourself.
Through the CARES Act funding, Workforce Partnership can also provide aid and support to anyone in the classroom or work-based training. If you need assistance with any equipment or materials necessary for your course (ex. textbooks, computer or internet access), we can provide funding to acquire those supports. If you need transportation or child care assistance while in training, we can help you with those costs. While we cannot assist you with every need, we have partnered with other community organizations such as Avenue of Life that can help you with such other items as rent or utility assistance.
If you are interested in taking advantage of the CARES Act funding, please visit the Wyandotte County Workforce Center to speak with one of our Career Navigators. They will provide you with more information about WYCO Works, guide you towards to training course or career path of your choice, and help get you enrolled in the program.
*All job seekers who are currently receiving Unemployment Benefits who create a KansasWorks account, upload their resume, and attend an informational meeting with Workforce Partnership will receive a $25 gift card.
Hours of operation:
Wyandotte County Workforce Center
626 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays (Oct. 17 & Oct. 27)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm