For release: Tuesday, May 17, 2014
WICHITA, Kan. — In a special ceremony held at Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), Gov. Sam Brownback presented south-central school districts with checks in recognition for increasing participation in the state’s technical education program.
The Career and Technical Education program, or Senate Bill 155 covers tuition for students taking technical courses and rewards school districts with $1,000 for every student that obtains an industry certification.
More than 8,000 students participate in the program statewide, with 1,500 of those taking courses like CNA, Welding, Machining, Interior Design, Police Science and more at WATC.
“The success we are seeing from these students, and the increasing numbers of students participating in the program, confirms this program is meeting the needs of Kansas students and putting them on a path to success,” Brownback said in an e-mail.
High school students are eligible for free tuition from their sophomore through senior year. To learn more about these opportunities at WATC, click here.
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