Some Kansans going to classes while at work

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August 2, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Adult education programs allow some students to take classes while they work. CHRIS NEAL / FOR THE KANSAS NEWS SERVICE

Adult education programs offered by Kansas’ colleges and school districts are increasingly bringing classes to workers where they already are: at work.

Washburn University will soon offer conflict resolution to staffers at the Ramada Hotel in Topeka. Dodge City Community College will provide customer service lessons at Boot Hill Casino. And several schools are providing English classes, one of the most sought-after skills.

“There’s a major shift taking place in education,” said Karen Ulanski, the director for Paola USD 368’s adult education center.

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