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WKMA to host Kansas Workforce Summit


Western Kansas Manufacturers Association is presenting the 10th Annual Kansas Workforce Summit, "Vision for a NEW KANSAS Economy," Jan. 19 and 20 at the Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel. Governor-elect Sam Brownback and Secretary of Commerce-designee Pat George have been invited to open the Summit.

The Kansas Workforce Summit is a not-to-be-missed annual forum for employers, educators, community members, chamber representatives, legislators and government officials, and local workforce board members to address the new realities facing the workforce and economic development issues in Kansas.

Current registrations for the 2011 Summit include representatives from 57 cities and 14 states.

Martin Hawver, editor and publisher of Hawver's Capitol Report, will set the stage with discussions surrounding the upcoming legislative session; the importance of a new administration and a new legislature, and how they will both work with a new national Congress to create a vision for a new Kansas economy. Following presentations will include "Emerging Industries: The Future of Kansas Industry"; a National Association of Workforce Boards presentation bringing the latest information from our Nation's Capitol; "Re-Entering the Workforce at 50+"; "What Does the Future Hold for 'Hire' Education"; "The 2011 Legislature: Is Workforce Development and 'Hire' Education Legislation in the Picture?" with a panel from the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives; "Value Added Education--Access and Success" covering information on the value-added aspect of workforce development provided by community colleges and technical colleges; and "The Future of BioScience in Kansas" presented by Angela Kreps of Kansas BioScience Organization and Patty Clark of the USDA Rural Development.

For complete Summit information and registration, visit www.3ishow.com/kws or contact WKMA directly toll-free at 877-405-2883 or locally at 620-227-8082.

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