Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR)

Category: State and Local Incentives

The Kansas Industrial Retraining (KIR) program is a job retention tool that helps restructuring companies retrain employees who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge.

Who Qualifies

To be eligible, a company must show how they are restructuring their current business operations, retrain at least one existing position at an average wage equal to or greater than the median wage for their county and show how the employee will be displaced.

Eligible Expenditures

  • Instructor salaries
  • Curriculum planning and development
  • Materials, supplies, textbooks
  • Training aids
  • Minor training equipment


Debra Teufel
Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber
117 N. Walnut
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Phone: 620-662-3391

Becky Kester
Kansas Department of Commerce
KIT/KIR Program Manager
Phone: 785-296-4238
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