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Wichita aircraft training group sees cuts in funding


January 3, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal funds to help retrain Wichita-area workers who have been laid off have fallen by nearly $870,000 in the last two years.

The funding cut comes as the local aircraft industry is looking to hire more skilled workers, the Wichita Eagle reported .

The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas primarily uses the federal funding to help low-income workers or those displaced by job loss pay for technical training in aircraft jobs.

"There's fewer people we'll be able to serve at a time when we're needing more skilled workers," said Keith Lawing, president and CEO of t...

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