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Career Options after High School

Discover JCCC's Career & Technical Programs

The average hourly wage reported by 2018 JCCC career program completers working in a related job was $21.78. JCCC offers career programs that advance your skills so you can earn more!

Find Apprenticeships

Search open apprenticeship job opportunities from employers across the country and directly apply with the employer of the apprenticeship program. For example, construction, cyber security, energy, transportation and more.

Find Local Training Programs

Find training programs, schools, or college majors in any local area across the United States. For example, cosmetology, computer certifications, or health programs.

Skilled KC Tech Institute

Skilled KC programs are taught in short bursts so you can immediately put your new skills to use until you’re ready to learn more. Programs are offered in advanced manufacturing, biotech, and software development.

Bridge to Tech class

Goodwill is offering FREE courses in digital skills, academic preparation, and more.

Metropolitan Community College

See the college's technical programs that are low-cost and is a great path towards a career.

Learn to Code for FREE

Launch code offers free education and job opportunities to find a career in the tech pathway.

Kansas City Full Employment Council

The FEC focuses on five key areas that lead to great jobs in our region. They match training to fit these occupations. Then, once you complete, their staff helps place you in your new career.

The Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council

The Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council represents Construction Trades within Kansas City and surrounding areas. The trades provide the Journeyperson, Staff and Apprenticeship Training Programs that get your career off the ground.

For Teachers- How to Build Skilled Trades Awareness

The National Institute for Construction Excellence (NICE) was established in 1998 to increase awareness of construction career fields and skilled trades. This page has resources to educate students about trade careers.


Kansas City, KS Community College has several degree and certificate programs.

Trades & Skilled Jobs Conversation with Ms. GG Owens (JE Dunn)

Learn about options for trades and skilled jobs after high school with Ms. GG Owens, Community Relations Coordinator at JE Dunn. This video is on The Connector (must create an account to watch).

Bricklayer, PCC, Tile/Marble Apprenticeship- Kansas City

See information about becoming a bricklayer, PCC duties (caulking, epoxy, powerwashing etc.), and tile/marble/terrazo worker.

Free Construction Training Apprentice Ready Program- Kansas City

Spend 5 weeks alongside industry professionals earning a weekly stipend. See the website for qualifications.

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