Wichita-based technology startup Knowledge as a Service Inc. (KaaS) is collaborating with Wichita Public Schools to help graduating students take advantage of workforce opportunities. The company’s Ringorang continual learning platform will be utilized by the school district in preparation for its spring career fair later this month.
Students will use the app-based training provided by Ringorang to hone their interview skills and develop other employment-related abilities.
Kelly Bielefeld, executive director of College and Career Readiness at Wichita Public Schools and incoming superintendent, stated in a news release that annual career fairs allow students to explore college and career opportunities before graduation. The aim is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to secure and maintain employment, regardless of whether they proceed to college or directly enter the workforce.
Since relocating to Wichita in 2021, KaaS has been actively involved in the local community, including hiring locally and participating in applied learning through Wichita State University. The partnership with the school district demonstrates the company’s commitment to helping young workers contribute to the region’s talent pipeline.
Robert Feeney, Ringorang Chief Vision Officer, emphasized that their mission is to transform learning into long-term habits that people can rely on in their daily lives. The program will assist graduating students in developing the confidence and employability skills required when entering the workforce.
Launching this week ahead of the April 18 career fair, the company expects to help around 400 students prepare for the event, which will feature more than 85 academic and industry organizations. Ringorang will also continue to offer training modules on communication, interviewing, and resume preparation for the students after the career fair.
The pilot program between KaaS and Wichita Public Schools is funded by grants from the Perkins Foundation for Career and Technical Education (CTE).