1000 SW Jackson Street Topeka, KS 66612



About the Kansas Apprenticeship Council

The role of the Kansas Apprenticeship Council (KAC) is to seek voluntary management in the promotion of joint and unilateral apprenticeship programs to encourage and provide support to businesses and workers that establish and engage in voluntary apprenticeship.

The KAC identifies the fundamentals of apprenticeship to be recommended, which, at a minimum, must comply with the fundamentals as set forth by the National Apprenticeship Program by the authority of the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The KAC, governed by K.S.A. 44-661 and 44-662, works jointly with representatives of the Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Department of Labor, Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas Department of Education, and other agencies and organizations, both public and private, who are concerned with employment and training in the business and industrial sector.

The KAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services. The KAC plays an important role in the registration process of all Registered Apprenticeship programs developed in the State to ensure all Registered Programs align with State and Federal guidelines pertaining to Registered Apprenticeship, and makes recommendations to register and issue certification of registration for each program



Voting Members

John Clark, Chairman

Labor Representative

Training Director at Wichita Plumbers and Pipefitters

Tony Naylor, Past Chairman

Labor Representative

Training Director at Wichita Electrical Training Center, labor representative

Dr. Mark Johnson, Secretary

Secretary’s of Commerce Designee

Pittsburg State University Professor for Workforce Development

Alise Martiny

Labor Representative

International Vice President, Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons’

Eugene “Gene” Sicard

Labor Representative

Assistant Business Manager IBEW 304

Michael Gibson

Business and Industry Representative

Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Inc.

Neelima Parasker

Business and Industry Representative

President and CEO SnapIT Solutions

Dr. Jennifer Seymour, Vice-Chair 

Business and Industry Representative

Vice President, General Education & Applied Technology at WSU Tech.

Katy Reynolds

Business and Industry Representative

Chief Operating Officer Greely County


Non-Voting Members

Roy Konkey

Former USDOL-OA Apprenticeship Training Representative

Retired Apprenticeship Training Representative for the Federal Department of Labor

Beverly Mortimer

K12 Education

Senior Vice President of Programming, Jobs for America’s Graduates

Deb Scheibler

Local Workforce Board Representative

Executive Director, Kansas WorkforceONE

Wade Robinson

Labor Representative

Representative, Mid-American Carpenters Regional Council