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WMA April 2024 Tour of Future Ready Center

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Time: 2:30 pm


Address: 1435 N Waco

Wichita, KS 67203


Time:   2:30-4


RSVP:  Jan Baggett, WMA Secretary

By:       Friday, April 12th by 4:00



Future Ready Center-Manufacturing is a partnership between Wichita Public Schools and WSU Tech to offer relevant, career-based manufacturing programs to all students in Wichita Public Schools. Located adjacent to North High School in a former Dillons Grocery Store, FRC-Manufacturing is the home to four academic programs: Aerospace Manufacturing, Assembly and Production Manufacturing Technology, Maintenance and Automation, and the Aerospace Engineering Plane Build sponsored by the Airbus Foundation. With support from the City of Wichita via a $1.7 million ARPA grant, the facility provides training and education on cutting-edge manufacturing equipment and processes to prepare the manufacturing workforce of the future.
We’ll start the program with a brief panel from the creators of the FRC: Kelly Bielefeld, Superintendent, Wichita Public Schools, and Dr. Scott Lucas, Vice President, WSU Tech. They’ll be joined by Eric Shipman, Principal, Wichita Public Schools-Future Ready Centers.



There is parking on the north and east side of the building.
Enter on the north side through the big garage door.



Please send reservations to Jan Baggett by 4:00 Friday, April 12th.

Note: No open toe shoes and no dresses.

Email: wma@wichitachamber.org

Phone: 316-807-3934



When making a reservation for a guest, please provide name, company and email.

* If you are bringing a guest, we ask that you please pre-pay & send your payment to:


PO Box 261

Derby, KS  67037

or you can pay on the WMA website


* Payment for a guest & honorary/retired member is $15.00