Cowley College to start construction trade program

Cowley College will begin offering its Carpentry/Construction Trade program in August 2021. This program is eligible for funding assistance through the Kansas Promise Act, Excel in CTE, and federal tuition assistance through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. The program will provide knowledge in key areas such as safety protocols, handling and care of the tools of the trade, and the basics of electricity, plumbing, HVAC, site layout, concrete, masonry and equipment. The college says Construction is a high-demand, fast-growing industry with a four percent statewide job growth reported in Kansas construction work.