Career Development Resources

Area Career Development Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Technical and financial assistance for transition students and adults with disabilities
  • Customized plan to obtain and maintain competitive or self-employment
  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Job placement and job coaching support
  • Access to education and training
  • Assistance with employment and/or education-related costs 

Department of Children and Families
122 W. 19th Avenue 
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-6400
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Employment-Services

Job Corps

  • No cost residential and vocational training program for youth ages 16-24

Flint Hills Job Corps Center
4620 Eureka Drive
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 564-4900
www.jobcorps.gov 

Kansas Works

  • Connects job seekers, employers and education programs
  • Wide variety of support and resources
  • Online resources
  • In-person resources through Workforce Centers
  • In-person job fairs and hiring events

Sumner County Workforce Center
314 N. Washington Avenue
Wellington, KS  67152
(620) 326-2659
www.kansasworks.com

Wichita Area Technical College (WATC)

  • Degree and technical programs
  • Multiple locations and online classes
  • Financial aid and scholarships available for qualified students
  • Disability services available

Wichita Area Technical College
4004 N. Webb
Wichita, KS  67266
(316) 677-9400
www.watc.edu

Cowley College

  • Degree and technical programs
  • Multiple locations and online classes
  • Financial aid and scholarships available for qualified students
  • Disability services available
  • Free online resources for assessment and career planning

Cowley College
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS  67005
(800) 593-2222
  www.cowley.edu

Wichita State University

  • Degree and technical programs, credited and non-credited classes
  • Multiple locations and online classes
  • Financial aid and scholarships available for qualified students
  • Disability services available
  • Wide variety of non-credited classes and conferences through Office for Workforce,     Professional and Community Education (WPCE), including educational day trips
  • Ed2Go online open enrollment programs, including high school diploma + career programs
  • Career Development Center for online and in-person support for students

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmont Street 
Wichita, KS  67260
(316) 978-3456
www.wichita.edu

Self Advocacy Resources

 Self-Advocacy Online

  • Series of online lessons for self-advocates 
  • Listing of advocacy groups nationwide 
  • Testimonials from self-advocates on a range of topics
  • Disability-related research converted into easy-to-understand, accessible information

www.selfadvocacyonline.org

Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK)

  • Online training
  • Statewide conference information
  • Listing of advocacy groups across Kansas

www.sackonline.org 

Employment First Summit

  • Bi-annual conference for job seekers with disabilities held in Topeka
  • Reimbursements/scholarships available

www.employmentfirstsummit.com

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

  • International toll-free expert consulting service for businesses and individuals with disabilities
  • Vast resources regarding job accommodations and employment issues
  • Confidential technical assistance specific to the business or individual’s needs 
  • Email, live help online, or over the phone support
  • Information on local, distant and remote training events

Voice: 1(800)526:7234
TTY: 1(877)781-9403
www.askjan.org

Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy (KYEA)

  • A variety of workshops and conferences for Kansas youth with disabilities who have displayed or have an interest in developing leadership skills
  • Facilitate mentorships for youth with disabilities to connect with successful adults with disabilities
  • Training and awareness services for the disability community (all ages) and the general public
  • Links to state contacts and national resources

517 SW 37th St., Suite B
Topeka, KS  66611
Voice: 1(800)577-5932
TTY: 1(785)215-6698
www.kyea.org

Beach Center on Disability

  • Resources for transition students
  • Resources on self-determination and supported decision making for children and adults
  • Family and Employment Awareness Training (FEAT)

University of Kansas
Haworth Hall, Room 3134
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS  66045
Voice: 1(785)864-7600
www.beachcenter.org