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Manufacturing Technology, or M-Tech, is an intensive training program that prepares you for an entry-level production position with great local companies. These jobs pay $12-$19 an hour and include benefits! The program, in partnership with GO Topeka, is a pilot project through the Kansas Department of Commerce that connects economic and workforce development under the new “Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand” (Workforce AID) initiative at Commerce – education linked to a job. Only post-secondary, or adult, students may enroll in M-Tech. 

Successful completion of M-Tech leads to a national industry certificate, Certified Production Technician, and gives you hiring preference with our partner companies:

  • Big Heart Pet Brands
  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • Frito-Lay
  • Goodyear
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • Innovia Films
  • Mars Chocolate North America
  • PTMW, Inc.

Get Started!

To enroll in M-Tech, contact Luci Zieman at Washburn Tech by calling 785.670.2373. You also can visit the Topeka Workforce Center and ask about M-Tech or call 785.235.5627. The next steps are simple:

  1. pay a small enrollment fee
  2. ask if you qualify for a Commerce scholarship
  3. take the pre-assessment tests to determine placements
  4. make your transportation and child care plans, if needed

Great Training.. Great Companies.. Great Jobs

This project will support a robust Kansas economy by preparing workers with the skills required by business. We are excited to support local prosperity with the first Workforce AID pilot project for these excellent Topeka regional companies.

Pat George
Secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce

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