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Barn Quilt Classes April 14-15, 2017

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Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development will be presenting classes April 14 and April 15. Registration will be accepted until April 3, unless the class fills sooner, as space is limited. Anyone interested in attending a class or wanting to be made aware of future classes may contact Cowley First by calling (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094 or email dfirebaugh@cowleycounty.org.

Classes will be held Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at Tisdale Methodist Church, 8 miles east of Winfield at 17507 US Hwy 160. Attendees may choose to make a 2 foot, 4 foot, 6 foot or an 8 foot barn quilt. Continue Reading

WSU CMD classes in Cowley County Announced

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Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development Partnership will be sponsoring educational seminars to enhance careers and foster workforce development.

Managing Generations in the Workplace, Solving Problems and Making Decisions Effectively and Improving Supervisory Skills seminars will be presented by Wichita State Center for Management Development in Winfield on March 29 and 30 at a reduced cost.

Class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Winfield Physicians Pavilion, 1230 E. 6th Avenue.  Due to the collaborative effort, the WSU CMD classes will be held in Cowley County at a greatly reduced cost. Attendees may choose to attend one day of their choice for $150 or both days for $275. Registration is being handled by Cowley First with a deadline date of March 15, unless classes fill sooner. Continue Reading

Exciting Year Ahead for Cowley First

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Cowley First, a county-wide economic development partnership of Cowley County, City of Arkansas City, City of Winfield and public-private businesses, has been providing business and community assistance for the past twelve years out of their Strother Field office.

2017 looks to be a particularly exciting and productive year for Cowley First. Cowley First Advisory Committee and Cowley First Business Partners worked diligently to identify priorities to support businesses and grow Cowley County throughout the new year.

Three focuses identified for 2017 are to increase community vitality, business education and job opportunities for county residents.

Internships and work experience for youth and young adults has been on the radar for quite some time, but the urgency to truly meet these needs has been a main topic of conversation as of late. With new department of education requirements through individual plans of study, educators and students need career exploration opportunities. Continue Reading

2017 Annual Cowley County Job Fair

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Cowley First will once again be hosting spring job fairs in Winfield and Arkansas City. Last year the Cowley County job fairs drew over 300 job seekers.

The first job fair will be held in Winfield at the Winfield High School Auxiliary Gym, 300 Viking Blvd, on March 1st from 9:00 a.m. – noon followed by the Arkansas City Job Fair at Cowley College Brown Center – Wright Room, 215 S 2nd St, on March 2nd from 3:30-5:00pm.

The following is a list for business and local resources attending the job fair as of now:

Employers

Arkansas City Police Department
City of Arkansas City – Ark City only
Conco Construction
Creekstone Farms
Easter Seals Capper Foundation
Four County Mental Health
Kansas Department of Correction
Kansas Scribes
KSOK Radio
Life Style Staffing
Mosaic
Preferred Family Healthcare
Rubbermaid
Skyline Homes – Ark City only
SouthWind ResCare – Winfield only
The Arnold Group – Ark City only
US Cellular
USD 465

Resources

Cowley County Community College Admissions
Cowley County Community College CTE
Cowley Workforce Center
ECCELL
Kansas Army National Guard
SBA

Location Maps:

Winfield High School Map (Winfield Job Fair)

Cowley College Map (Arkansas City Job Fair)

The most updated available positions at the job fair can be found at Cowley Works Job Posting page.

For more information, call Cowley First at 620-221-9951 or 620-442-3094.

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