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The Center for Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship at Kansas City Kansas Community College is sponsoring a Mini Job Fair next week in conjunction with the college’s Work Readiness Week.

The Mini Job Fair is from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in Upper Jewell on the main KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. Approximately 30 companies will be in attendance, and all have current job openings. The job fair is open to those on the KCKCC campus as well as community members.

Companies attending include:

· Primerica

· Long Motor Corp.

· Amazon

· Acrobat Outsourcing

· Hatch Staffing

· New York Life Insurance

· AT&T

· SPX Cooling Technologies

· Whelan Security

· Baker University

· Kevin Remy

· Burlington Coat Factory

· GDIT (General Dynamics Information Technology)

· Crossroads Hospice

· Rasmussen College

· Synchrony Financial

· G4S Secure Solutions

· Express Employment Professionals

· Operation Breakthrough

· Fed Ex

· Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)

· Western & Southern Life

· Infinite HealthCare

· Farmers Insurance

· First Student

· Pegasus Cleaning Corporation

· Legal Shield

· Target

· American Academy of Family Physicians

For those planning on attending the Job Fair, come prepared to interview on site with a recruiter and bring several resumes for distribution.

More information about the Mini Job Fair is available by contacting the Center for Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship at 913-288-7644.
- Story from Kelly Rogge, KCKCC public information supervisor

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Patrolman William Barajas, left, and Dolores Butler at the last class session of the citizens police academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)
Patrolman William Barajas, left, and Dolores Butler at the last class session of the citizens police academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)
by William Crum

After seven weeks the autumn class 2014 of the citizens academy is over. More than 30 citizens from Wyandotte County attended this class, which was a total of 56 hours.

They were shown a lot of what goes on in the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, which for many in the class gave them a greater understanding of what it takes to be a police officer. This is one part of the community involvement programs sponsored by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.

“This class went extremely well; it is designed to give citizens of Kansas City, Kan., a greater understanding of what it takes to be a police officer,” said Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Ellen Hanson. “In the future we would like for groups to come out, even if it’s for one day, see what we are doing during a citizens academy. This is the last class in my tenure, I’m really proud of everyone who attended the class.”

One of those who attended was Dolores Butler, who is retired. She said, “This class totally enlightened me.”
“Overall it gave me a greater understanding and appreciation of what it takes to be a police officer especially in today’s society when in the past, things were a lot different,” she said.

Another person who attended the class was Chelsea Malcom. Chelsea will soon graduate from Park University with a degree in criminal justice.

“This class really enlightened me,” she said. “I eventually want to go to the police academy, possibly next fall.” It also gave her a greater understanding of the areas in which officers specialize.

The people who attend the class came from all walks of life, young, old, rich, poor. The goal was for community members to reach a greater understanding of what it takes to be a police officer and what a police officer goes through in everyday life.

At the end of the final class everyone attending was presented with a certificate of achievement and a DVD as well. In the spring of 2015 they will possibly start another class, according to officials. Currently, there is not a specific date. For more information on when the next citizen academy will start, call 913-596-2056.

Col. Kevin Steele at the last class session of the citizens academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)
Col. Kevin Steele at the last class session of the citizens academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)

Capt. Rance Quinn, head of the academy; Chief Ellen Hanson; Assistant Chief Col. Terry Zeigler; and Assistant Chief Col. Kevin Steele at the final session of the citizens academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)
Capt. Rance Quinn, head of the academy; Chief Ellen Hanson; Assistant Chief Col. Terry Zeigler; and Assistant Chief Col. Kevin Steele at the final session of the citizens academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)

Chief Ellen Hanson at the final session of the citizens academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)
Chief Ellen Hanson at the final session of the citizens academy this week. (Photo by William Crum)

Pediatric patients at The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan., now have a new way to pass the time as their bodies heal, thanks to the World Series, Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

As part of the World Series celebration, the pediatric unit at the hospital was presented with a Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit, equipped with the latest gaming system and games. The unit can be checked out to go into a room or be used in the learning center on the unit.

The gift is a component of the community service theme for the first four games of the World Series, according to Tom Brasuell, vice president, community affairs, for Major League Baseball.

The American League Champion Kansas City Royals were well represented by Sluggerrr, and Royals’ Hall of Famer Willie Wilson. The kids and their parents were thrilled with both celebrities and the Starlight Fun Center was getting a pretty good workout as well.

To see a KU Hospital video on this topic, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey5H1kfY7jY.


– Story and video from University of Kansas Hospital

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