As businesses continue to experience skill gaps with new employees, apprenticeship training options are well poised to help develop the necessary skills and abilities of our communities’ emerging workforces to help meet the growing needs of our region’s employers. The WIB’s annual Apprenticeship Forum is a great resource for business leaders, HR managers, economic & Read More
Multiple organizations, including high schools, tech centers, employers, and workforce and economic developers are celebrating manufacturing day this year by hosting a number of events aimed at increasing awareness of the many opportunities to be had in this vital sector of region’s economy. The Joplin Globe spotlighted a number of these in their October 2nd Read More
The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri was honored by the Missouri Association of Manufacturers last week with the presentation of the Made in Missouri OneSource Alliance Award. The WIB, in partnership with the Job Centers in Joplin, Monett, and Neosho has and continues to work with our areas’s manufacturing and education stakeholders to work to Read More
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 email@example.com.