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Education & Training Partners

A labor study completed in 2012 by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs, Fort Hays State University, identified the second most important benefit to the Clay County labor pool (after wages) is on-the-job training or paid training.  Customized on-the-job training can be provided by the Manhattan Area Technical College, Cloud County Community College, Business and Industry Division and the Junction City Workforce Center.

Kansas State University provides ample courses and programs to provide for most educational needs.

For specialized training:

Agri and Bio-technology training can be provided on-site by the Cloud County Community College mobile lab.

Cloud County Community College mobile lab

Cloud County Community College mobile lab exterior

The American Institute of Baking equips graduates with skills and confidence to innovate, develop new products, and troubleshoot production problems.

The Bellus Academy provides training for cosmetology, esthetics, nails, and also massage training.

The UFM Community Learning Center offers both credit and non-credit classes with their philosophy that everyone can learn and everyone can teach.

At the Flint Hills Job Corps Center, students from ages 16 through 24 receive the technical and academic training needed to succeed in today’s workforce.

The Manhattan Christian College degrees include ministry programs for nearly every area of church related ministry as well as dual-degrees with their neighbors Kansas State University and the Manhattan Area Technical College.

Primary education:

In Clay County primary education is provided by USD 379 in Clay Center and Wakefield, USD 224 in Clifton, and the Flint Hills Christian School in Green.

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