Employment and Training

WSU CMD Professional Development Classes in Cowley County

Cowley First has scheduled more workforce and professional development classes to be conducted by Wichita State Center for Management Development here in Cowley County. All of the courses listed below will be held at in Winfield in the Physicians Pavilion conference room, 1230 E 6th Ave.; across from William Newton Hospital.

To register for the classes listed below email dfirebaugh@cowleycounty.org or call (620) 221-9951 or 442-3094.

Enhancing Your Customer & Quality Service Skills

Oct 22, 2015 from 8:00 am-noon

Cost reduced from $229 to ONLY $100

Class outline can be viewed at http://www.cmd.wichita.edu/Courses/enhancing-your-customer-quality-service-skills/

Instructor Dr. Don Hackett

Managing Generations in the Workplace

November 5, 2015 from 8:30 am-3:00 p.m. Lunch included

Cost reduced from $229 to ONLY $150

Class outline can be viewed at http://www.cmd.wichita.edu/Courses/managing-generations-in-the-workplace/

Instructor Ms. Deanna Sullivan, PMP

Supervisor Certification Program 2016

Due to the high demand of this program, we are offering it for the fourth time in Cowley County.

Covering two topics each day: Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 10, 2016

Classes are from 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Cost $1195  ONLY $850 Lunch provided at each of the above  classes


*Making the Transition from Worker to Supervisor

*Dealing with Conflict and Problem Employees

*How to Criticize; How to Praise

*Evaluating Employee Performance

*Delegating for Results

*Communication Skills for Supervisors

*Biggest Mistakes Managers Make

*Assessing Your Leadership Style

*Managing Time & Multiple Priorities

*Putting it Into Practice

Registrants must attend 9 topics  to receive certificate issued by Wichita State Center  for  Management.

Taking registration until December 9th or class fills; whichever comes first.

(You can choose to be invoiced in 2016)



Free Workshop: “Business Start-up Workshop

If you are thinking of starting a small business, this workshop is a great place to begin. This workshop offers essential information about marketing, management, and money that will help you assess the feasibility of your idea and start writing your business plan.  We will also discuss how you can access free assistance from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).  This workshop is offered free of charge and is presented by the KSBDC.

The workshop is FREE and will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Cowley First-22193 Tupper St. at Strother Field.  Registration is required one week prior to the workshop being held by calling the Kansas Small Business Development Center at 620-412-3576 or email ksbdc@cowley.edu.

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 Placement Assistance

The Cowley Workforce Center

108 E. 12th in Winfield, KS
(620) 221-7790 (south side of Community National Bank)

Monday and Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

Services Offered: Resume Building, Interviewing Skill Building, Microsoft Computer Skills, Employment Training Programs, and Youth Services.

Accept applications on behalf of GE Aviation.

Employment Site:  www.kansasworks.com

Life Style Staffing

1616 Wheat Rd, Winfield, KS
(800) 813-4874

Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Services Offered:  Accept applications on behalf of Rubbermaid.

Employment Site: www.lifestylestaffing.com

The Arnold Group

1214 Main, Winfield, KS
(620) 221-7100

Monday through 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, Mead Westvaco-Calmar, Fluid Kinetics, Columbia Elevators, Creekstone Premium Beef, Rob Carroll Sandblasting, William Newton Memorial Hospital-housekeeping and many more.

Employment Site:  www.the-arnold-group.com

Local Programs

Eagle’s Nest, Inc-Winfield


112 E 9th, Winfield KS

(620) 229-8282

Eagle’s Nest Programs


Leading Employers

Click here to be directed to a list of Cowley County’s leading employers