Shockers go on career-focused road trip across Wichita with Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation took Wichita State and WSU Tech students on a road trip to learn about the career possibilities in Wichita.

The documentary, “Roadtrip Nation: Paths Across Kansas,” will air on PBS Kansas, channel 8. The first episode will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and the second episode will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The episodes will also be available to watch online starting Monday, Sept. 25, where you can also find a trailer for the episodes now.

For decades, young people in middle America have felt unfair pressure to head to the coasts for high-paying and innovative jobs, but that story is changing. In South Central Kansas, people are finding exciting opportunities in innovative industries right in their backyards. Follow the journeys of five young Kansans as they take a deep dive into their home state’s career possibilities. From aerospace and advanced manufacturing to healthcare and agriculture, discover the diverse range of career paths available in South Central Kansas.

“Paths Across Kansas” was made possible through a partnership among the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Wichita State, WSU Tech, USD 259, the State of Kansas, Strada Foundation, Textron Aviation, Spirit AeroSystems and Bank of America.