Registration is now open for a special human-resources related training called “The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Internal Workplace Investigations.” This half-day training, set for June 7 at the Joplin Public Library, is sponsored by the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri to help HR professionals, managers, supervisors, business owners and anyone who 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
The SectorReady+ pre-apprenticeships developed by Southwest Missouri’s Workforce Investment Board are set for another expansion this spring, with the launch of two new programs in Early Childhood Education and Industrial Maintenance & Machining. With childcare services in constant demand, the WIB is partnering with local tech centers and community colleges to develop another short-term pre-apprenticeship Read More
McDonald County was recently re-certified by ACT as a Work Ready Community, having met its new NCRC testing, employer support, and supplemental criteria goals. The county was initially certified in May of 2016 after after its local workforce met the preliminary testing requirements of emerging, incumbent, and transitioning workers. Since then the county has met Read More
When an area receives the Certified Work Ready Community designation from ACT, it means they have received independent, third-party validation of the quality of their local workforce. Sitting at 83% complete, Dade County is poised to become the most recent addition to the CWRC community in Southwest Missouri. The initiative, a national effort led by Read More