2017 Blogs


KUEC Sees Continued Enrollment Growth in JCERT Programs

December 18, 2017

Rising enrollment in JCERT-funded programs is helping KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) meet the Kansas City area’s growing demand for trained professionals.

JCERT’s financial investment helps support a dozen KUEC degree and certificate programs. Those programs accounted for nearly 28 percent of the total credit hours generated on campus for fall 2017.

KCEU Diversity Workshop

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

November 14, 2017

Technical experts often earn promotions into team leadership roles based on their technical skills, without receiving training on the communication skills necessary to effectively lead diverse teams and nurture a healthy organizational culture.


One Health event showcases collaborative research approach to the complex interrelationships between human, animal and environmental health

October 25, 2017

A comprehensive approach is accelerating research and breakthroughs in human, animal and environmental health in the region. The community is invited to celebrate and learn more about this approach at Kansas City One Health Day, a free event from 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at K-State Olathe.

Tara Lin, MD

Tara Lin, MD

Tara Lin, MD, aims to reach more patients through expanded trials at The University of Kansas Cancer Center

October 13, 2017

Tara Lin, MD, who recently became medical director for the Clinical Trials Office at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, is on a mission.

KU Edwards Campus Women Engineers

KU Edwards Campus Helps Women Engineers Advance Their Knowledge

September 25, 2017

The Kansas City business community has a strong reputation for entrepreneurship, technical skills and...

Dr Roy Jensen

Dr Roy Jensen

Working towards a Cancer-Free Kansas

August 23, 2017

The addition of Children’s Mercy to our existing partners further strengthens our collective efforts, particularly in addressing pediatric cancer. Children have been identified by NCI as an underserved group in cancer research.

Tyler O'Neal

Tyler O'Neal and family

Graduate Earns IT Degree, Forges Direct Path to Career Advancement

July 12, 2017

Nearly eight years ago, Tyler O’Neal was working for a small, family-owned construction business when the recession hit. Always interested in computers, he decided to pursue a new career in technology.

In 2010, he started at Garmin International Inc. as a product support specialist. Not long after, he realized the power of education in climbing the ladder and earned his associate degree in IT with an emphasis in information systems technology from Johnson County Community College (JCCC).

Future Industry Talent Students

K-State Olathe Using K-12 Outreach as a Pipeline for Future Industry Talent, Workforce Development

May 26, 2017

The Mid-America Regional Council reports that the number of 25- to 34-year-olds with bachelor's degrees in...

JCERT infographic

JCERT Leadership Provides Historical Perspective and a Vision for the Future

April 5, 2017

As Ed Eilert completes his eight-year term as chair of the JCERT Authority and hands the leadership reigns to Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach, the two recap the organization’s accomplishments to date and give a glimpse into future endeavors.

STEM Professionals

Meeting KC’s growing demand for STEM professionals

March 2, 2017

Greater Kansas City needs more highly educated and STEM-qualified workers in order for the region to stay competitive and meet current and future workforce demand, according to...

Learning Outcomes for Employees

Employers Want Skilled Communicators

February 7, 2017

What business challenges does your organization face? Mergers and acquisitions? Identifying new markets? Budgeting? Staffing? An increasingly diverse workforce? A relentless need to increase revenues and minimize costs? All of these?