Employment and Training

Upcoming Workforce Development Workshops and Events in Cowley County


Facilities Management Luncheon

Facilities Management luncheon January 24, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Physicians Pavilion Basement, 1230 E. 6th Ave, Winfield.

Sponsored by Columbia Elevator and Cowley First-FREE to attend.

Presenter: Brian Stone, Cowley County Emergency Management, “Disaster Preparedness and Planning”.

Cowley County Job Fair

February 22, 2018 at Cowley College Brown Center’s Wright Room, 215 S. 2nd Street. 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Kansas Department of Labor-Understanding Regulations


February 28, 2018 at Ark City Water Plant, Arkansas City

March 7, 2018 at Cowley County Courthouse Assembly Room, 311 E 9th Ave, Winfield

KS. Department of Revenue-Sales Tax Classes


April 4, 2018 at Cowley County Courthouse Assembly Room, 311 E 9th Ave, Winfield

Sales Tax Issues for Contractors-9:00 a.m.-noon

Retailer’s Sales Tax-1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

WSU Center for Management Development SUPERVISOR SKILLS Workshop

April 5, 2018 at Physicians Pavilion Basement, 1230 E. 6th Ave, Winfield

Supervisor Skills Outline

Business Training

Southwestern College Center for Corporate Learning (CCL)

Southwestern College Professional Studies embraces partnerships with businesses and organizations who understand the value of creating a viable, sustainable and profitable enterprise.  The Center for Corporate Learning offers customized, solutions-based training and talent development services. Using a consultative and collaborative approach, the Center for Corporate Learning engages experienced, professional practitioners who are industry experts to design and deliver the right training for your organization. Technology is central to our training methods and most programs can be delivered at your organization.

For current CCL course schedule can be found at this link: http://ps.sckans.edu/center-corporate-learning

For more information, contact Denise Sherman at 316.684.5335 ext. 3360, or denise.sherman@sckans.edu.

CPR/First Aid Training at Your Business Site

On business site CPR and First Aid Training is offered through Cowley College Health and Human Services. Contact Chris Cannon at cannon@cowley.edu, or call 620-221-3392. Program details can be found at :Cowley College CPR First Aid Training

Job & Skill Development Online Courses

Winfield Public Library (WPL) offers Job & Skill Development online courses via their website. These courses are free to all Kansas residents. Here’s the link: http://www.wpl.org/books-and-more/online-resources/job-skill-development/ For more information, call Winfield Public Library at (620) 221-4470.

The Arkansas City Public Library (ACPL) has Job & Skill Development  resources for free thru the link below: http://arkcity.scklf.info/research/ For more information or if you would like to book an appointment for one on one help with a librarian please call or email, (620)-442-1280 or jself@acpl.org

Job Placement Assistance

The Cowley Workforce Center

108 E. 12th in Winfield, KS
(620) 221-7790 (south side of Community National Bank)
Monday & Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

Services Offered: Resume Building, Interviewing Skill Building, Microsoft Computer Skills, Employment Training Programs, and Youth Services. Accept applications on behalf of GE Aviation.

Life Style Staffing

1616 Wheat Rd, Winfield, KS
(800) 813-4874
Monday – Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Services Offered:  Accept applications on behalf of Rubbermaid.

The Arnold Group

1214 Main, Winfield, KS
(620) 221-7100
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-Noon

Services Offered: Accept application for temp and permanent positions for area businesses and industries including but not limited to the following:  Webster Engineering, Silgand, Fluid Kinetics, Columbia Elevators, Creekstone Premium Beef, Rob Carroll Sandblasting, William Newton Memorial Hospital-housekeeping and many more.

Local Programs

Eagle’s Nest, Inc-Winfield

112 E 9th, Winfield KS
(620) 229-8282

Leading Employers

Click here for a list of Cowley County’s leading employers