WORKFORCE INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TALENT DRIVING PROSPERITY
INSIDE THIS Volume 2, Issue 3
ISSUE Advanced Composite Materials for Engineers
Advanced Composite Materials for Engineers
Advanced Composite 1 Practicing engineers who would like to update and
Materials for Engineers
expand their understanding of stress analysis and
Letters of Intent 1 mechanics of materials are encouraged to register for the
new Advanced Composite Materials for Engineers course
Business Resource Expo 2 that will begin on Friday, April 3 at the National Institute
for Aviation Research (NIAR).
Public Lecture 2
Students will study the mechanics of laminates, free
UPCOMING Reg ! edge stresses, ply failure theories, analysis of notched
composites and adhesive joints, FEA of composites,
mechanical testing methods and quality control, and
• April 21, 2009
Quarterly Reports Due
repair of laminate composites.
• April 23, 2009 The cost to participants is $400 each. Each participant’s registration fee will be subsidized
8:00 to 10:00 am through the WIRED grant in the amount of $1,000. Registration will be accepted on a first
All Partners Meeting
• May 12, 2009
1:30 to 3:30 pm Experienced engineers, who have completed the Basic Composites for Engineers short
Leadership Team Meeting course or an equivalent course, may register online at www.wichita.edu/conferences. Please
contact Jana Woods, WSU Conference Office for further information at (316) 978‐6493 or
“WIRED focuses on the email email@example.com.
role of talent develop‐ Last Minute Reminder
Last Minute Reminder
ment in driving regional
Composites Kansas WIRED Initiative Accepting Letters of Intent
ness, increased job
Composites Kansas WIRED Initiative is a $5 million Department of Labor grant that funds
composites and advanced materials transformation for the 10‐county south‐central Kansas
growth and new oppor‐
WIRED region through June 30, 2010. All WIRED funds have been allocated through the re‐
tunities for American
gion’s Implementation Plan. However, in the event that there are unexpended funds, the
workers. It supports
Leadership Team is accepting letters of intent for funding.
innovative approaches Please submit letters of intent to:
to education and work‐ Any group interested in being considered for new or
force development that additional funding should submit a letter of intent to the
Center for Economic Development
grant’s project director, Debra Franklin, by March 30, 2009. and Business Research
goes beyond traditional
The Executive Committee will review all submissions and IF 1845 Fairmount St.
stratification while pre‐
any unexpended funds are available, those groups meriting Wichita, KS 67260‐0121
paring workers to com‐
further investigation will be asked to submit a formal pro‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
pete and succeed both
posal. The formal proposal will be due September 1, 2009.
within the United States
and globally. “
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Don’t Miss the Business Resource Expo
Don’t Miss the Business Resource Expo
More than twenty area agencies will combine ef‐
forts to offer a Business Resource Expo on Wednes‐
day, April 1 at the WSU Metro Complex. The Expo will
provide entrepreneurs one‐stop access to the area’s
business development resources.
The Expo kicks off with two keynote presentations, How to Start a Low Cost
Business and Different Ideas for Difficult Times. Twelve half‐hour “how to”
sessions on varied business topics will follow and provide excellent informa‐
tion for those wanting to start a business, grow a business, or reposition a
business for the new economy.
Keynote presentations will begin at 11:00 am and “how to” sessions will Composites
follow from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The Business Resource Expo is a free event sponsored by the Small Business
Education Consortium. The Small Business Education Consortium is made up The Composites Kansas
of federal, state, and local government agencies and membership organiza‐
tions who work together to provide support services to area business owners WIRED Initiative is a Regional
and prospective business owners. For more information about the Expo call Economic Development
the KSBDC office at: 316‐978‐3193.
Grant from the US Depart‐
Business Resource Expo’s Half‐Hour “How To” Sessions ment of Labor. It covers 10
counties in South Central
Kansas: Butler, Cowley,
Harper, Harvey, Kingman,
Marion, McPherson, Reno,
Sedgwick and Sumner.
The three Strategies include:
(1) Education & Training
WSU Public Lecture
WSU Public Lecture (2) Research & Development
“Partnerships to Advance Science and Math Literacy for All”
and Entrepreneurship, and
Dr. Eric Jolly, President, of the Science Museum of Minnesota will be giving a
public lecture on “Partnerships to Advance Science and Math Literacy for All” (3) Regional Economic
as part of the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Engineer in Residence Lecture Growth.
Series. The lecture will be Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 7:00‐8:00 p.m. at the
Hughes Metropolitan Complex. This lecture is free and open to the public. For
more information call 316‐978‐6724.
WIRED Website: http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=CEDBR&p=/WIRED/Wireddocs/