UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Workforce, Career, & Entrepreneurship Center - KCKCC

The Workforce, Career and Entrepreneurship Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College has an added focus on building businesses. As a resource, we provide workshops pertaining to starting and growing your business; hands-on assistance with obtaining industry and federal certifications, interns for those small businesses needing additional help in skilled areas without the full-time cost of formal staff, use of conference room, computers and more. Additionally, we provide basic and highly skilled employee training and re-training.

About

The Workforce, Career and Entrepreneurship Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College is a resource for area business owners by providing workshops, consulting, business coaching services, and hands on services for business owners; as well as employee training and re-training. Staff also can assist in improving communication with non-Native English speaking employees and clients through document translation and English/Spanish interpreting.

The workforce & career department coordinates an array of services, including:

  • Customized training (customer service, human resource, language, leadership, technology)

  • Short-term workshops (board development, diversity, supervision, computer, small business)

  • Computer certification programs and testing

  • Assisting companies in accessing state training resources

  • Facilitating strategic planning sessions

  • Profiling and assessing workplace skills for training and hiring purposes

KCKCC can bring credit courses and degree programs to your site for convenience.

The Entrepreneurial Innovation Center of the WCEC provides business owners assistance with obtaining necessary certifications to compete at the Federal level or to reduce the number of your competitors such as:

  • Prototyping

  • SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran)

  • VOB (Veteran Owned Business)

  • MBE (Minority Owned Business)

  • WBE (Woman Owned Business)

  • DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise)

  • LBE (Locally Owned Business)

  • Section 3

  • SAM Registration

  • HUBZone

  • 8(a)

  • and more

We offer workshops geared to your needs and requests such as:

  • How to compete at the Federal Level

  • How to get your business on the GSA Schedule

  • Identifying and obtaining IDIQ Contracts (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity)

  • Completing your 501(c)3 application (for Non-Profits)

  • Marketing & Brand Management

  • Maximizing cash flow and revenue creation

We offer free or reduced fee access to keep your costs down such as:

  • Website creation

  • Branding packages

  • Separation of bidding documents by industry

  • Administrative Assistant Services

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Assistance

  • Staffing Assistance

  • Bidding & Contract Negotiation Assistance

  • Virtual and physical office use space

  • Meeting rooms available for small to medium-sized groups

  • A 16-seat computer lab which can be customized with your software package

  • Media equipment can be arranged

  • Mailbox Services

  • Phone extension services with “Find Me” features

  • Conference Call Lines

 Call us today to discover how we can assist you.

Services

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Management Training
Primary ContactElena Gann
Addresss6565 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone(913) 288-7880