|Secretary of Transportation Richard Carlson climbs into a KDOT dump truck during a open house event, which took place at the Concordia Subarea last friday.|
An open house event took place last Friday at the new Concordia Subarea. The event was attended by current KDOT employees, retirees and the public. Secretary of Transportation Richard Carlson, Catherine Patrick, State Transportation Engineer and Larry Thompson, Director of Operations, made the trip to north central Kansas for the event as well.
Several local dignitaries attended the open house including State Senator Elaine Bowers and Concordia City Manager Amy Lange.
|A KDOT employee helps a member of the public at the KDOT open house and job fair event in Hutchinson, which took place on April 13.|
Earlier this month, The KDOT district in the south-central part of the state sponsored an open house and job fair in Hutchinson.
Several crews brought out equipment for the public to explore, and Human Resources representatives were on hand to talk to people about jobs across the 18-county district.
“We wanted to bring the public out to help them see that there are real people behind the orange cones — people who want to go home to their families at the end of the day,” said Public Affairs Manager Deb Gruver, who organized the event as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week.
|A child sits inside KDOT equipment at the open house and job fair event held in Hutchinson on April 13.|