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Connect

Motivated Individuals

Empower

Career Paths

Partner

With Local Employers

  • High School Students
  • High School Grads
  • College Students
  • Non-Traditional Students
  • Adult Learners

How CTEC Works

Local Need

Southeast Kansas school districts and individuals often lack the funding and resources necessary to access skilled trades education. In response to this need, local educators and community members established CTEC, a non-profit that connects motivated individuals with the technical education needed to build fulfilling careers locally.

STATE + PRIVATE FUNDING

The State of Kansas’ “Excel in Career & Technical Education (CTE)” provides partial funding of costs to Kansas high schools that enroll students in skilled trade courses offered by local community colleges. Private funding then covers additional expenses associated with high school student enrollment, as well as facility expenses.

Collaboration

CTEC collaborates extensively with Fort Scott Community College (FSCC), which provides instructors, accredited courses, and college credits for students on CTEC’s campus. The programming offered at CTEC would not be possible without this pivotal partnership.

Collaboration

CTEC collaborates extensively with Fort Scott Community College (FSCC), which provides instructors, accredited courses, and college credits for students on CTEC’s campus. The programming offered at CTEC would not be possible without this pivotal partnership.

Dual Enrollment

High school students are dual-enrolled, meaning they’re earning credits at their high school, while also earning free college credits and certifications through FSCC.

Dual Enrollment

High school students are dual-enrolled, meaning they’re earning credits at their high school, while also earning free college credits and certifications through FSCC.

CTEC Pays

CTEC pays for high school student expenses that exceed the State of Kansas’ “Excel in CTE” funding, while also offering scholarships for non-high school students. Funds are available thanks to the generous donations of private partners.

Job Ready

Students learning on CTEC’s campus are equipped with the skills necessary to obtain quality employment right out of high school if they so choose. Individuals pursuing certificate or degree programs will also have a jump start, thanks to the credits earned while at CTEC. Win-Win.

Employer Partnerships

CTEC connects students with local employers in need of talented, skilled laborers. The organization’s partnerships with Southeast Kansas’ employers allow CTEC to better understand local workforce development needs so we can help solve them.

Employer Partnerships

CTEC connects students with local employers in need of talented, skilled laborers. The organization’s partnerships with Southeast Kansas’ employers allow CTEC to better understand local workforce development needs so we can help solve them.

Chris Sterrett

HVAC Instructor

Fort Scott Community College

Davis Oheme

Welding Instructor

Fort Scott Community College

Glen Oheme

Assistant Instructor

Fort Scott Community College

Rob Scott

Facilities Maintenance

Southeast Kansas CTEC

Adam Nunn

Auto Tech Instructor

Pittsburg Community Schools

Kim Coates

Carpentry Instructor

Fort Scott Community College

Nacoma Oheme

Masonry Instructor

Fort Scott Community College

*Approximate All Time

1104

Certificates Earned*

244,500

Awarded in Scholarships*

824

Students Served*