Kansas Technical Re/training Among Interdisciplinary Networks (KanTRAIN)

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Kansas Technical Re/training Among Interdisciplinary Networks (KanTRAIN)

Kansas Technical Re/training Among Interdisciplinary Networks (KanTRAIN) received a $12 Million Round Four TAACCCT grant award to align programs with statewide initiatives as well as expand institutional capacity and develop career pathways programs at four two-year postsecondary institutions and a university. Each of the institutions customized its KanTRAIN programs to respond to local labor market needs. KanTRAIN activities centered on expanding institutional capacity and developing career pathways programs in health care and advanced manufacturing.

Defining Features of Project

  • Support the evidence-based design and delivery of industry-targeted, employer-driven, work-based training models and career pathways.
  • Conduct multitiered program evaluation and continuous improvement process of data-driven program effectiveness and growth.
  • Increase the availability of and access to industry-recognized stackable and latticed degrees, certifications, and credentials for high-wage, high-skill employment in growth industry sectors.
  • Integrate competency-based advanced training technologies and participant support and outreach to accelerate learning, credential attainment, articulation, and transfer.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectKansas Technical Re/training Among Interdisciplinary Networks (KanTRAIN)
InstitutionWashburn University of Topeka
Outcome ReportKanTRAIN Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorHealthcare
Grant Completed9/30/18
Grant Amount$12,000,000
State Profile ReportKansas State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation2,167 participants
Completed program of study282 students
Participants earning credentials1,517 students
Employment*2,015 employed after completion

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation