Feb 09, 2020 1:00 PM

Education and Employment Expo at Barton set for March 3

Posted Feb 09, 2020 1:00 PM

Story by Joe Vinduska

Anyone looking to start a career after high school or switch careers will find a myriad of opportunities at the Education and Employment Expo hosted by Barton Community College from 3-7 p.m. March 3. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a free booth space for your business, contact Agriculture Instructor Maggie Tracy at (620) 786-1120 or [email protected]

The event is for the unemployed, underemployed or those looking for a career change. The featured programs are Welding, Early Childhood, Agriculture, Automotive, Natural Gas, Scale Technician and CDL. Each will have a booth to promote educational opportunities.

Barton’s program-specific advisory board members, community businesses looking for workers and support services are invited to have a booth. Commitments have been secured for the Educational Opportunity Center, Hammel Scale, Gavilon Grain, MaiCo Industries, Hess Services and Koch Fertilizer Dodge City.Executive Director of Workforce Training and Economic Development said the expo is designed to benefit both employers and employees alike.

“We hope that individuals attending will be interested in completing a program at Barton to obtain employment at a company in attendance, and the companies in attendance will develop an understanding for how Barton can benefit their businesses,” she said.For more information, contact Agriculture Instructor Maggie Tracy at (620) 786-1120 or [email protected].

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Integrated Weed Control Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds

An Integrated Weed Control Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds program will be held on Wednesday, February 19th in Great Bend at American Ag Credit, 5634 10th Street.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the program starts at 9:00 and concludes at 11:30 a.m. followed by a complimentary noon meal.

Topics will be the role of integrated weed management in controlling difficult weeds, managing multiple herbicide-resistant palmer amaranth, and updates on herbicides and herbicide tolerant traits.

Presenters will be Sarah Lancaster and Vipan Kumar, Extension weed control specialists.

Continuing education units for CCA & Commercial Applicators are available.

RSVP is requested for the meal count by Monday, February 17th call Brenda at the Cottonwood Extension Office 620-793-1910 that’s 793-1910.