Learn | Issue 2 Winter 2020

Is there an advantage to having the GRSTC in Kansas? Being centrally located provides many benefits to our students. Most students in the United States are within reasonable driving distance. And our proximity to two major airports makes for an easy flight — most flights originating in the US and arriving in Kansas City or Wichita are less than three hours. The Midwest hospitality and support provided by the Emporia community is what keeps people coming back year after year. The barbecue is pretty darn good, too! Why don’t you have classes year-round? We host students from all over the world and from many different climates. The weather in Kansas between November and March can be very unpredictable. It’s not uncommon to experience a severe ice storm followed by hours of snow which makes travel extremely difficult and dangerous. What is one thing that even a student that has been here many times might not know about the GRSTC? The space that currently serves as our Training Center is the original site of the machine shop and production floor for Glendo. The production floor and machine shop were relocated many years ago and that space served as offices until 2005. Then, in 2005, after several years of being held one mile down the road, the training center was moved back on-site to the current location. And once again, the production floor, the business office, and the Training Center were back together under one roof. After fifteen years, what is your greatest memory of the Training Center? Trying to pinpoint only one memory is impossible, almost like asking me which of my children is my favorite. I have many fond memories, but I can’t narrow it down to just one. So many wonderful relationships have developed inside these walls. I enjoy watching those bonds grow stronger each year as they return for more classes. That is special.




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