Governor Brownback Planning 'Skills Summit' In Wichita

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Governor Sam Brownback will attend an event later this month in Wichita to discuss ways to improve the state's recruiting and training of workers.

The Kansas Skills Summit is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the National Center for Aviation Training. It will be a four-hour round-table discussion.

Brownback and state Commerce Secretary Pat George are planning to attend, along with representatives of various industries needing highly trained workers.

The governor's office says the goal is develop ways to standardize skills among workers and develop a system for providing credentials to businesses. State official believe that such a system will help Kansas companies find skilled workers and keep them competitive.

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