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July 2012 News Releases

Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials (TRAC-7) launches new website,

Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials (TRAC-7) officially launched a new website,, on Monday, July 2. The new website will engage potential students through online presence and serve as a “hub” directing visitors to participating institutions signature program pages. TRAC-7 will continually update and improve the website as the program is further developed.    

The TRAC-7 website features:
• A “feature story” section that contains updates about TRAC-7 progress with pictures and a brief summary.
• A professional, simplistic design that promises not to overload users with meaningless content.
• The signature programs page shows all programs offered through TRAC-7, complete with a program summary, pictures and a link the institution program page.
• A contact page allows visitors to contact TRAC-7 with questions or comments.
• The about page gives a brief summary of the TRAC-7 program and lists partner institutions, businesses and stakeholders.
• The use of social media has been adopted to better promote programs and allow staff to share information with students, friends and colleagues across the state.
• With the growing use of mobile devices, TRAC-7 used a "responsive" design for the new website enabling effective use on smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

Washburn Tech serves as the consortium leader for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant, locally known as TRAC-7. The $19,619,450 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will support the collaborative efforts of seven community and technical colleges in Kansas to provide workers with the academic and industry-recognized credentials and training necessary to meet the need for a skilled workforce. 

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Calvin Carter, TRAC7, Outreach Specialist, (785) 670-2201,

Gloria Comfort, TRAC-7 Project Manager, (785) 670-2378,