Published February 18, 2020
Nineteen employees from Boot Hill Casino and Resort and United Wireless Arena completed the AO-K @ Work Program and were awarded certificates on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Boot Hill Casino.
The AO-K @ Work program, which is a partnership between the Dodge City Community College Adult Learning Center (ALC), the Kansas Board of Regents and Walmart, provides an opportunity for employees to pursue their education at no cost. Classes are held at the workplace at times that are compatible with employees’ work schedules, and instruction is available for English as a second language, for skills in the workplace or for helping employees earn their high school diplomas.
“It’s an exciting program and a great experience,” said Brandie Ferguson, ALC director. “And I have really seen the growth in each participant.”
Those receiving completion certificates include: Sandy Anglemyer, Elkin (Jake) Calibat, Ricardo Castro, Lerma Clayton, Nicholas Giannino, Steven Giannino, Austin Gibson, Sherri Gillespie, Manuel Lopez, Zam Marvilla, Melissa Olson, Yarisel Ortega-Diaz, Gabriela Perez, Antonio Quinonez, Tiphany Rodriguez, Mark Sanchez, Wanda Sinclair, Heidi Smith and Dilian Trevizio.
The AO-K @ Work program is available to employers based on the specific needs of their businesses, Ferguson said. For more information, interested employers may contact her at (620) 225-0186 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Lance Ziesch