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Business & Industry

Good business is simple. It is about growing the bottom line. Washburn Tech is helping area companies do just that, serving as the connection between education, industry training and the workforce.

What We Provide

Our Business and Industry Center provides comprehensive business consulting and training for area companies. Through our eAssessment initiative, we have the tools to create an individualized development plan for your company, maximizing your employees’ time and training. Whether it’s handling new technologies, safety training for the workplace or renewing certifications, our consultants deliver education to meet your company’s needs.

What We Deliver

A well-trained workforce is a key to success and our services are unlocking barriers for local industry. Click here to see a list of business and industry partners in our area that are partnering with Washburn Tech’s Business & Industry Center.

Employer Engagement Initiative

The Kansas Board of Regents' new Employer Engagement initiative involves Kansas postsecondary institutions along with business and industry. It provides an opportunity to identify and recognize those partners who invest their resources in our state's postsecondary programs. Washburn Tech has more recognized partners than any other community or technical college in the state. Read more about this initiative by going to The Kansas Board of Regents website.

Washburn Tech's partners and their levels of support are:

  • Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 – Champion Level
  • Banner Creek, LLC - Partner Level
  • Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas – Champion Level
  • Dynamic Computer Solutions – Champion Level
  • Ernest-Spencer Metals – Partner Level
  • Frito-Lay – Champion Level
  • Goodyear – Champion Level
  • Hill's Pet Products – Partner Level
  • Kansas Department of Transportation - Partner Level
  • Kansas Legal Services - Champion Level
  • Latta Whitlow by Striker – Partner Level
  • LaRocca’s Pizza – Partner Level
  • Mars - Partner Level
  • Matheson Gas Products – Supporter Level
  • McElroy's - Partner Level
  • Midwest Health Management - Partner Level
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts - Supporter Level
  • PTMW – Partner Level
  • Rensenhouse – Supporter Level
  • Rolling Hills Health & Rehabilitation - Champion Level
  • R-Tech Inc.– Partner Level
  • Snap-on Tools - Champion Level
  • Stormont-Vail Health - Champion Level
  • Target Distribution – Champion Level
  • The Victor L. Phillips Company - Partner Level
  • Trane - Champion Level
  • University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus - Champion Level
  • U.S. Alliance Corporation – Champion Level
  • Washburn University Ichabod Shop – Supporter Level


Training Success

Washburn Tech was one of the reasons we chose Topeka.

Joe Wrona
Mars Chocolate
North America

Economic Development Partner

Click here to learn more about initiatives that are attracting new business to the Topeka area.