Workforce Development and Career Training

Kansas Quick Careers/Patient Care Assistant Training Program

Qualified healthcare professionals are always in high demand. Entry-level positions start from $9 to $12 an hour with immediate advancement opportunities. Let Urban League of Kansas start you down the right path.

Enroll in the Patient Care Assistant Program offered by Kansas Quick Careers. The program is a partnership of Butler County Community College and the Urban League of Kansas. You will earn your Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) License and Personal Care Assistant (PCA) certificate. While earning this license/certification you will obtain the following skills:

  • Acute care
  • Technical monitoring
  • Healthcare unit coordination

Upon completion of certification, you will meet with several healthcare companies for possible job-placement opportunities. You will also receive a Job Readiness certificate.

Need money to start? Ask about financial assistance. To enroll in the Patient Care Assistant training program or to find out more information, call (316) 262-2463 or e-mail Desmond Blake.


CareerLink is provided for adults on an individual basis. Job seekers may walk in for this service. Initially, the person will receive employment counseling and a brief employability assessment. This assessment involves a resume critique and if deemed appropriate, the person may be referred for employability training. A job search resource room is also available to help individuals search for employment.

For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact the Urban League at at (316) 683-3315.

Administrative Professional Training

Administrative Professional Training is a six-week course that will provide the student with the skills and know-how to get the job and then get the job done. It is designed to help adults identify their current assets and hone new ones as they move toward a goal of sustained employment. The program provides computer training in Microsoft Word, Excel and basic Internet navigation. A course in Life Skills will also be taught. Finally, the student will learn how to utilize job search sites. The curriculum is designed for individual, self-directed training.

The course is designed for those new to or re-entering the workforce. Individuals who simply want to build on their current skills are also welcome. The course covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Personal work habits
  • Self-esteem
  • Resume-building
  • Interview skills
  • The power of a positive attitude
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Job-search techniques
  • Computer skills

Financial Assistance is available for the course. Call (316) 683-3315 for more information.