As part of our Manufacturing Days activities this year, the Workforce Investment Board and Missouri Job Centers are putting together a special hiring event that will span all three days of Manufacturing Days. Here’s how it works: Work-ready job seekers interested in manufacturing will tour area manufacturing plants on: Oct. 3 in Monett/Cassville, Oct. 4 Read More
You won’t want to miss this year’s Inclusion Forum set for Oct. 2 at the Joplin Public Library! We invite you to attend to hear excellent speakers and gather new resources related to our theme of “Opening Our Eyes to Unseen Disabilities.” This year, the Inclusion Forum will include the inaugural presentation of the WIOA Partners Southwest Read More
Metal Building & Component Manufacturing in Missouri is projected to grow 7.9% over the next five years, with average earnings of $50,448 per job. McElroy Metals, a leader in the industry with dozens of facilities across the nation, recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Diamond. In the past five years, Southwest Missouri has seen Read More
A hiring & resource event for the Building Trades Sector is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5th at Joplin Memorial Hall. The event will coincide with completion of the work experience portion of the most recent building trades pre-apprenticeship training offered by the Job Centers in Joplin, Monett, and Neosho. Students of the training will have Read More
Official WIOA Plan Modification April 2018 Consistent with the “sunshine” provisions of WIOA sec. 107(e), the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri posts the “SW WIB Local Plan Modification” for public comments. Any public comments concerning the plan may be sent to Sherri Rhuems, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Job Centers in Joplin, Monett, and Neosho offer numerous pre-apprenticeship training programs in different industries, and the latest one in construction helped establish a new community center in Carthage. Graduates of this most recent program received the work experience portion of their training during renovation of a local derelict building, thanks in large part Read More
KODE News recently highlighted a program expansion for apprenticeship training, allowing for the allotment of $3.6 million dollars of federal funding to student training. Apprenticeship programs are training models that weave classroom and on-the-job training elements together. Students are paid employees from day one, learning new skills along a sustained career pathway with clear advancement Read More
Dade County, Missouri is the newest area in the state to have been designated a Certified Work Ready Community by ACT, having met all of their testing and employer support goals required for certification. The CWRC designation is an independent validation of the quality of a region’s workforce, and this marks the tenth time that Read More