Who are we?
We are a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization. We are Kansas City's first fully integrated Non-Profit Workforce. We believe in helping our people and communities live a comfortable and financially stable life by mapping a career path and giving employment opportunities. We have various Hard Skill licensed training for career-oriented jobs, provide Social Survival Skills Seminars and workshops as a way to navigate challenging work environments, social settings as well as personal life barriers.
How do we raise revenue?
SWD is funded through local and federal economic development grants, employment services, and job fairs. We also receive grants, gifts, contributions, and payments from the private and public sectors.
What is our value proposition?
Unlike other nonprofit workforce agencies, we provide hard skills training with certifications, give in-depth soft skill seminars, have over 150 employers in our base and allied trade unions working with us. We have a system that allows all employers to recruit registered candidates.
We also host bi-annual job fairs and sustain a network of online job boards that connect our clients to employment opportunities. For KC businesses, we offer small business training to improve productivity and operations.
Who provides the vocational training and OSHA 30 training?
We have professional state-licensed instructors who work with us on a contract basis. We also work with The Builders Association for OSHA training. In three-week program training, our employers or Unions also come in as external instructors.
What type of certification training skills are provided?
We provide OSHA 30, Aerial Lift, Forklift, and Maintenance Training.
Who is the right candidate for your vocational training?
We service justice-involved individuals and discouraged populations from the Kansas City metropolitan areas. Our candidates can be from any strata of society, community and looking to make positive changes in their lives, attaining work skills and seeking employment or looking for a career change.
Do you offer Soft Skills Training?
We have an in-depth training program and which is called Social Survival Skills Training. This can be anywhere between one day to 2 weeks of training, dependent on the size of ready candidates, corporate class, or school programs. We believe that these seminars help individuals face their social skills, character build-up, or check on emotional quotient and adaptability.
What do we need to be considered for the government-funded vocational training?
Documents required to join our vocational training classes are: SSN, state or government provided ID, birth certificate. Men between ages 18 to 26 should have been enrolled in the selective services between these ages, if someone has been incarcerated during these years, they can be excused if they provide papers from their Police Officers or have any document as proof to provide an active residential postal address.
All paperwork necessary for our programs must be filled with accurate information.
Refund Policy: There is no refund policy for clients after engaging in three days of the Build It KC Training Program.
Will there be employment services if one does not get training here?
Yes. We will help find jobs per individual skills, work history, and experience. We have a full staffing service to vet candidates, get them hired accordingly and provide HR and Payroll services for employers.
What kind of jobs do you offer?
We have temp and permanent Jobs dependent on what the candidate is looking for and what is readily available with our employers.
When do you have Job Fairs?
Our Job Fairs are bi-annual. Job Fair events get posted on this website.
If you are in need of a job, we offer various employment opportunities across the metro.
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