The success of the power plant technology program at Flint Hills Technical College was featured on the latest installment of Tech Talk with President Dr. Dean Hollenbeck on Tuesday.
TRAC-7 grant director Seth Carter says the $2.52 million grant has increased the number of internships available to different power producing businesses across Kansas. It has also led to equipment improvements and a revised curriculum. That has led to some lucrative salary figures for graduating students.
The upshot? A major spike in enrollment -- from 21 to 75 students.
Flint Hills Technical College is part of a seven-college consortium that received nearly $20 million total. The college received $2.52 million to retrain unemployed and underemployed workers in a field which is losing a sizable percentage of workers over the next 10 to 20 years.