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Disaster recovery efforts underway for Cassville

Several rounds of heavy rain in July resulted in some of the worst flooding ever recorded for Cassville and portions of Barry County.  Floods closed numerous streets and highways, including a popular tourist destination, Roaring River State Park. Southwest Missouri is no stranger to techniques needed for recovery from flooding and tornadoes, gaining a wealth […]

The WIB’s History

Although the Southwest Missouri WIB is a fairly young organization, it’s accomplishments over the first dozen years are impressive.  The WIB survived and thrived through difficult transitions, economic recessions, even natural disasters. The WIB officially incorporated in 2001 as part of the region’s transition from the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) to the Workforce Investment […]

Projects

Special projects and initiatives represent how WIB strategies are executed to benefit customers and stakeholders throughout the region.  Brief descriptions of WIB initiatives are listed below along with links for more information. SectorReady:  Strengthens the region’s workforce through:  Career pathways to expand recruitment and job advancement of students and transitioning adults; Entry level and intermediate credentials to certify […]