The Kansas Industrial Retraining program is a job retention tool that helps employees of restructuring companies who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge.
Eligible industries include basic enterprises that are restructuring operations through incorporation of new technology, diversification of production or the development and implementation of new production activities. At least one current employee must be trained to qualify for assistance.
Examples of eligible expenditures include instructor salaries, curriculum development, materials, supplies, textbooks and minor training equipment.
To be eligible, a company must retrain at least one existing position at an average wage equal to or greater than the median wage for their county
A non-refundable application fee of $500.00 will be required for all Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR) applications received on or after October 1, 2016 and is required at the time of application submission.