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Regional Manufacturing Council on Technical Education (RMCTE)

The Regional Manufacturing Council on Technical Education (RMCTE) is an organized and staff supported forum designed to provide businesses in the manufacturing industry a coordinated voice to influence and improve the education and skills training programs in South Central Kansas.

This industry collaborative emerged in 2013 through discussions between the Wichita Manufacturer’s Association and Workforce Alliance and has grown to include over 55 participants, representing more than 30 companies in the Wichita region. The RMCTE’s primary purpose is to promote the manufacturing industry in schools and help grow the future workforce through direct contact with teachers, counselors, students and parents.

The RMCTE is working directly with USD 259, Wichita Area Technical College, and other school districts in South Central Kansas to raise awareness about the variety highly skilled careers in STEM industries.

The RMCTE is very supportive of Senate Bill 155 and the impact this legislation is having on the number of students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) The employer members of the RMCTE want to be more involved in what is taught in the manufacturing classrooms by improving teachers’ knowledge, which will result in a higher level of skills sets upon graduation, and increased soft skills that employers require.

The RMCTE is engaged in developing plans and strategies to have a direct influence of Manufacturing Programs at local schools through advising regional educators on the industry’s needs and trends, facilitating curriculum updates to prepare students for future careers in manufacturing, and to assist in promoting enrollment in manufacturing programs.

Members of the RMCTE are also committed to a hands-on approach by directly engaging with the manufacturing students by hosting facility tours, serving as guest speakers in the classrooms, hosting manufacturing teachers for externships and showcasing career pathways with Edge Factor, a software program provided by WMA.      For more information please follow this link:



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February-March 2016 CTE Update

January 2016 CTE Update