Story by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce
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Micah Church, President Hal Hoxie, Mayor Tom Brown, Eric Litwiller
|While Chamber President. Dr. Brandon Trost, spoke about beginning with the basics and creating greatness, Mayor Tom Brown also shared appreciation for initiating an innovative business that fulfills a need in McPherson. Col. Hal Hoxie, President of Central Christian College, thanked everyone for sharing in the ribbon cutting and Chamber coffee for the Kansas Certification Testing Center and said he appreciates "living in a community where everyone cares." He explained that the Kansas Certification Testing Center came about through the collaboration of many, in part to provide Central Christian College students a place to work and graduate debt free. The idea also arose as a way to reach out and help the community by fulfilling a need for a major business. Hoxie introduced several key people who helped make the Kansas Certification Testing Center a possibility, including the owner and operator, Micah Church.|
The Kansas Certification Testing Center, located at 1207 S. Main, administered its first official test on June 12th. The tests are customized to fit safety training, testing and certification requirements for contractors to work in Kansas refineries. Currently the National Cooperative Refinery Association is utilizing their services, saving on travel expenses and contractor time. NCRA has also made it possible for bilingual testing as well. The KCTC anticipates other area refineries to use their services in the future for this pass/fail test consisting of a 90 minute video followed by testing to receive required certification. KCTC also offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing for high school and college students. Contact Micah Church at 620-504-6389 to make a reservation or for more information about the Kansas Certification Testing Center or visit their website at www.kansaskctc.com.