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Professional Development

Manhattan is unique in its ability to provide a multitude of outlets for continuing education opportunities, across all fields and interests. 

Kansas State University offers programs though Global Campus where individuals are able to earn undergraduate and masters certificates and degrees without ever having to step foot on campus.

The UFM Community Learning Center is a creative educational program that serves the Manhattan community. They offer a wide variety of both credit and noncredit courses for every type of learner, in areas of language, health, computer skills, recreation, fitness and much more. 

Manhattan Area Technical College provide small classes and hands-on learning for more one-on-one interaction with instructors who will prepare you for real-world experiences. They offer programs in the areas of Health Science, Biotechnology, Business & INT, Construction and Transportation- all of which can be completed in under 2 years. 

Become a volunteer through the Flint Hills Volunteer Center or HandsOn Kansas State, both of which are positioned to connect volunteers to meaningful service opportunities in the area. 

Talent Pool

In a recent study, 64% of K-State students said they would stay in Manhattan if they could find suitable employment- with that in mind, over 8,000 students graduate each year with a bachelors, masters or PhD.

Approximately 22,000 students fill the Kansas State campus every year, each with a diversified background and degrees in a wide range of fields from engineering and aviation to agriculture, business and the arts. 

Just 25 miles down Interstate 70 sits Fort Riley- a military installation with a daytime population of nearly 25,000. The proximity to Fort Riley provides a large pool of accomplished veterans and dependents who are seeking employment opportunities in the area. Get plugged in with talent through their Employment Readiness Program by clicking here.

Both sources contribute tremendously to the city’s melting pot of talent.


Regardless of the skill set you are looking for, you can find it all right here in Manhattan - and we want to help.

The K-State Career Center offers a variety of recruiting tools to connect your business to students. The center hosts annual career fairs, facilitate on-campus booths for businesses, and incorporate all activities and events into an easy-to-use app, Handshake, designed to simplify the process of finding qualified applicants.

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce fosters relationships between businesses and the rest of the community. They provide networking events, opportunities to promote your business, referrals and other exciting events and programs designed to expose your company to the rest of the city.