Young Adults

Are you between the ages of 16-24? Click here to learn more about the services we provide to young adults.


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Job Seekers

SOUTHEAST KANSASWORKS, Inc., assists job seekers with acquiring skills and credentials that meet employers’ needs.

One-Stop Career Center

Our Comprehensive One-Stop Career Center is the central hub of our One-Stop Delivery System

System Partners

We partner with WIA Service Providers, Training Providers and other Community Partners

LEOS & Board Members

We are governed by our Consortium of Local Elected Officials (LEOs) and Board Members


Upcoming Events and News

Request for Proposal – One Stop Operator

Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. 215 W. 6th Ave, Suite 104, Emporia, KS 66801, is issuing a request for proposals to provide One-Stop Operator services under Title I of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (U.S. Department of Labor federal funding). Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. is seeking providers interested in coordinating one-stop services at our five Workforce Center

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Southeast KANSASWORKS Executive Team Meeting

Southeast KANSASWORKS, LA V, will have their monthly Executive Team meeting via conference call on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The call in number is 605-562-3180. Conference code number is 379882738.

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Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. Executive Team Meeting – May 2, 2016

Southeast KANSASWORKS, LA V, will have their monthly Executive Team meeting via conference call on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The call in number is 605-562-3180. Conference code number is 379882738.

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Notifce of Local Area V Chief Elected Officials Board Opportunity Meetings

The Local Area V Chief Elected Officials Board and the Workforce Development Board (LWDB), dba Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc., invite elected officials and citizens of the 17-counties in Southeast Kansas that make up Local Workforce Development Area V to attend one of two open public meetings.  The purpose of the meetings are to discuss the Role

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Accepting Public Comments through May 8, 2016

Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. also known as Local Area V Workforce Development Board has coordinated with our required core partner agencies: Wagner-Peyser, Adult Education and Vocational and Rehabilitation Services to develop the Workforce and Innovation and Opportunity Local Area V Plan. The comment period will close on May 8, 2016. Please submit your comments to the

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Success Stories

Jenna, a married mother of four, had been unemployed on a long-term basis. She came to Southeast KANSASWORKS seeking assistance with obtaining a career that would help her become more marketable and also allow her to earn a sustainable wage. With our assistance, Jenna was able to enroll in the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program. Jenna set her goals, and through hard work and determination, she was able to reach her goal of becoming a LPN. Jenna not only reached her goal, but also graduated with honors and passed her State Boards. After graduation, Jenna was able to put her new license to work and obtained a full-time position as a charge nurse. Jenna is very thankful for the services and funding she received from the WIOA Adult Program. Without this assistance, Jenna would not have had the opportunity to pursue the education she needed to find a long-term sustainable career. We wish Jenna success in her new career!

Jenna’s Story

( WIOA Adult Program )

Gavin is a 19-year old who was frustrated with his job opportunities and uncertain about his career goals. Gavin enrolled in the LifeWorks Program where he participated in career exploration, created a professional resume, learned about in-demand careers, and had the opportunity to practice his interview skills. He also completed a work experience and did such an outstanding job that the worksite created a position for him. Gavin also plans to enroll at the local community college this fall and work toward achieving his long-term career goals. We wish Gavin continued success as he pursues his education.

Gavin’s Story

( LifeWorks Young Adult Program )

As a pregnant unemployed high school graduate, I attended and completed the LifeWorks Workshop. As part of the program I had the opportunity to participate in a work experience program that helped me gain the skills that I would need to find full-time employment. During my work experience, the work site employer offered me a full-time position once I have completed my work experience hours. Congratulations to Whitney on her full-time position!

Whitney’s Story

( LifeWorks Young Adult Program )