Why Here?

Why Here? 2018-04-03T13:22:52+00:00

Why WSU Tech?

WSU Tech  is a different kind of college, changing lives by training people for high-wage, high-demand jobs.  We work hand-in-hand with employers to determine their job needs now and into the future so our students graduate with the right skills. Make sure to check out our current job openings. WSU Tech is a great place to work and here are a few reasons why:

WSU Tech Perks

  • WSU Bookstore – employees receive discounts on  logo wear, snacks, supplies, etc.
  • Community Involvement – WSU Tech employees are actively involved in the community through: Wichita River Festival, United Way fund raising,  Food Drives, WSU Tech Community Service Day and much more.
  • Employee Activities –  Fun things are always happening at WSU Tech!  The employee volunteers on our Employee Activities Committee (EAC) plan fun events to get employees involved and connected.
  • YMCA discounted memberships – Joiner fee is waived for new employees and employees receive a 10% discount on their monthly membership.
  • AAA Group Membership – AAA offers WSU Tech employees discounted memberships and waives the $20 enrollment fee.
  • Employee Assistance Program — WSU Tech pays for professional counseling for work, personal or family through EMPAC.
  • Extended Illness Bank – Co-workers care about you! Employees have generously donated sick/PTO hours to a bank for employees in need due to serious extended illness.
  • Wellness Program – Annual/Semi-Annual Health Fair, lunch & learns, informational webinars, online wellness information, and fun activities & challenges throughout the year.
  • Professional Development – WSU Tech supports professional development through annual in-service training as well as assisting with fees for professional memberships and dues, if required for your position.
  • K-12 Student Success Program – It pays to volunteer!   WSU Tech pays up to 8 hours of Volunteer Service leave for employees to participate in activities related to children’s academic success in grades K-12.
  • Microsoft Home Use Program – Employees can purchase Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for home use for only $9.95.  This is a savings of $390.04!
  • Adobe Creative Cloud –  including Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for creating/Editing PDF’s.  Employees can utilize  their WSU Tech license at work and home, contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.

Great Benefits for Full-Time Staff and Faculty

  • Paid holidays — Employees have between 15 -18 paid holidays! This includes the entire week of Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas off.
  • PTO (Paid time off)– Employees accrue from 18 to 28 days of PTO annually (in addition to paid holidays) based on years of service.
  • Merit based pay increases.
  • Free On-Site Parking for Employees.
  • Tuition Waiver – Tuition and Student Fees are waived for credit courses taken at WSU Tech.  Available for employees and immediate family members (spouse and dependent children) – see Personnel Policies, Chapter 2, Policy 2.45 “Tuition Waiver” policy for specific details!
  • Generous insurance plans & other benefits:
    • Medical (Multiple Plans)
    • Dental (Multiple Plans)
    • Voluntary Vision
    • Life/ AD&D
    • Voluntary Life & Accident Insurance
    • Short-term Disability, Employer Paid Benefit
    • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) – includes coverage for Long-Term disability.
    • Health Saving Account (HSA), Employer Contribution if on College health plan
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (medical & dependent care)
    • Employee Assistance Program through EMPAC
    • 457(b) Retirement Plan – includes a Roth IRA option
    • WSU Tech pays up to 10 days to perform civic duties

Why Wichita?

Go Wichita

Approximately four million visitors come to Wichita, Kansas, each year. There are more than 1,000 restaurants that pepper the city representing all types of cuisine. Shopping choices abound with eclectic shops, antique stores, and open-air shopping centers.

Wichita is also home to a great number of museums and attractions where visitors can explore art, hands-on exhibits, botanical gardens, the Old West, and Indian artifacts. Nighttime entertainment fills the air with theater performances, live music, dancing, and a dine-while-you-watch movie theater. When it comes to dining, shopping and playing… Wichita has something for everyone!

Wichita hosts a great number of things to see and do, literally. In the metro area, there are 36 museums, more than 24 attractions, 20 live theatres, 35 art galleries and 32 golf courses. Here is a sample of some of the best things to do while you’re in Wichita!

City of Wichita

Wichita is located in the south central part of Kansas and is the largest city in the state with 360,000 people. Wichita is a community that celebrates its diversity as it includes 11.4% African-American, 9.6% Hispanic, 4% Asian citizens and a variety of other ethnicities. As a 3-time All-American City award-winner, Wichita offers its residents a quality of life that is clean, safe, and growing.

There is no shortage of things to do. With more than 250 days of sunshine a year, Wichitans take advantage of all the outdoors has to offer as well as the outstanding attractions that educate and enhance the city’s quality of life. Old Town is Wichita’s premiere entertainment district with nightclubs, laid back bars, distinctive restaurants, live concerts, quaint specialty shops and a Saturday farmer’s market.

Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC)

“Quality of life and livability impacts not only the attitude and productivity of the existing work force, but also the ability of employers to recruit and retain key personnel.  Wichita possesses what many larger metros lack – affordability, short and easy commuting and a high degree of public safety.”

Chamber of Commerce

If you are looking for something fun to do in Wichita such as visit tourist attractions, go shopping, get a bite, play at one of our parks, etc., you can find it here!

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4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, Kansas, 67226
Phone: 316-677-9400