Rural Kansas Apprenticeship Program
According to a 2022 study prepared for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 42 percent of survey respondents said “worker skill” was a major barrier to expanding employment within their agricultural business with 67 percent saying finding skilled applicants was a challenge. Of businesses surveyed, more than 40 percent said they use on-the-job training to increase their workers’ skills and said it was a very effective training method.
Through Kansas Farm Bureau’s Rural Kansas Apprenticeship Program (RKAP), agriculturists and Kansas business owners can train and retain qualified labor.
What is an apprenticeship program?
- Employer designed and driven
- Structured on-the-job training
- Job-related education
- Wage progression
- Valued credentials
benefits to employers
- Recruit and develop highly skilled employees who help grow your business
- Improve productivity, profitability and your bottom line
- Receive help in developing an apprenticeship program
- Become a preferred employer in the eyes of potential employees
benefits to employees
- Earn money while you’re learning
- Gain certification of experience and knowledge
- Receive hands-on training from a mentor
Who is eligible for an
- Employers in Kansas with W-2 employees (not 1099 contractors), and
- Agriculture-related businesses or businesses in any industry operating in rural communities in Kansas
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Brought to you by the Kansas Department of Commerce through the Office of Registered Apprenticeship. Learn more at www.ksapprenticeship.org.