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Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR)
Nadira Hazim-Patrick
Manager, Performance Training Services

1000 S.W. Jackson St.
Suite 100
Topeka, KS  66612

Phone: (785) 296-8158
TTY: 711
Fax: (785) 296-1404

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Kansas Industrial Retraining program is a job retention tool that helps employees of restructuring companies who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge.

Eligible industries include basic enterprises that are restructuring operations through incorporation of new technology, diversification of production or the development and implementation of new production activities. At least one current employee must be trained to qualify for assistance.

Eligible Expenditures
Examples of eligible expenditures include instructor salaries, curriculum development, materials, supplies, textbooks and minor training equipment.

To be eligible, a company must retrain at least one existing position at an average wage equal to or greater than the median wage for their county 

A non-refundable application fee of $500.00 will be required for all Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR) applications received on or after October 1, 2016 and is required at the time of application submission.

The fee can be paid by Credit Card, Debit Card, or ACH online (
click here to make an online payment); or by mailing a paper check to the Kansas Department of Commerce (click here to download the Paper Check Fee Form). Please note, online payments are preferred.

*A 2.5% service fee will be applied to online Credit and Debit Card payments (2.5% of the total charge)
*A $1.50 service fee will be applied to online ACH payments

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