Employment and Training

Workforce Training

FREE Facilities Management Luncheon

Thurs, March 7, 2019 @ Winfield Chamber of Commerce, 123 E 9th Ave.

11:30-1:00 Class time

Cowley County Facilities Management group will be meeting for a luncheon and informative presentation sponsored by Cowley First and Mahaney Roofing Company.

Damon Young from Mahaney Roofing Company will present an educational session on how to design and manage a full Roof Management Program. Learn how to protect and extend the life cycle for one of your facilities most vital investments from design, installation, warranty management, and budgeting. Also, you will hear about innovations and trends in the industry. This is a session you won’t want to miss.

RSVP is required by noon, March 1 to attend and should be directed to Cowley First via email cowleyfirst@cowleycounty.org or call (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094.

Improving Supervisory Skills

Thurs, April 2, 2019 @ Winfield Chamber of Commerce, 123 E 9th Ave.

8:30-3:00 Class time

Price: $249.00 @ Wichita State


Lunch provided

Led by Dr. Gerald Graham


This seminar is designed for the newly promoted supervisors, soon to be promoted team leaders and managers that find it necessary to get work done through their employees. Experienced supervisors should attend to review and update their skills. You’re sure to appreciate the refreshing insights given in this one-day program.


What Does a Supervisor Do?

  • Skills of doing
  • Skills of supervising
  • Difference between good and poor supervisors

Establishing Objectives

  • How to define objectives
  • Major problems
  • How to develop employee commitment
  • How to resolve employee conflicts

Improving the Art of Delegation

  • What is authority?
  • Problems in delegation
  • How to give an order
  • How to criticize

Problems in Communication

  • How to communicate upward
  • How to communicate downward
  • How to handle informal groups

What Motivates Employees?

  • How to understand employee needs
  • How needs motivate
  • Assumptions about employees
  • Theory X and Y
  • The marginal employee

Employee Discipline

  • Rules and regulations
  • Philosophy of discipline
  • Why employees become problems
  • How to apply the discipline

Improving Leadership Ability

  • Power and leadership
  • What makes good leaders?
  • Autocratic or democratic
  • Leadership styles
  • How to put emphasis on the job

Seating is limited. To register contact Cowley First at (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094 or email cowleyfirst@cowleycounty.org.

Deadline March 18 unless class fills sooner.

Business Training

Southwestern College Professional Studies

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.

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.

Job Placement Assistance

The Cowley Workforce Center

108 E. 12th in Winfield, KS
(620) 221-7790 (south side of Community National Bank)
Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services Offered:  Accept applications on behalf of Rubbermaid.

The Arnold Group

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