Laid Off Workers Enrolling In College

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Hundreds of laid-off workers are going back to school.

The Wichita Area Technical College is expecting a huge increase in enrollment over the next few weeks.

Roughly 7,000 people have already lost their jobs in Wichita and that number is expected to swell to 10,000 by summer.

“We are expecting a lot of retraining and job opportunities where we can get people retrained to go back into the workforce,” said Sheree Utash from WATC.

If you are interested in getting more education, contact the Wichita Workforce Center by clicking here or by calling (316) 383-9947 or toll free at (800) 292-6333. You can view a list of training opportunities for careers in high demand by clicking here.

You may also qualify for tuition money available as part of the president's stimulus package.

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