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SectorReady+ Career Readiness Program Sees Expansion

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 […]

SectorReady presentation at DWD WIOA Business Summit

Resources from the presentation by Jasen Jones from the SW MO WIB at the DWD WIOA Business Summit: Slide Deck (PDF) for October 25th SectorReady Toolkit 1.0 Full video from New America on needed changes to the labor market SectorReady Employer Video Regional Labor Studies from Growth Services Group Solar Career Pathway Tool Full video […]

Higher ed priorities find synergy with SectorReady innovations

More Missourians than ever before are earning a postsecondary credential; however, more must be done to provide all students with opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in a rapidly changing world. Those opening words included in the Executive Summary for Missouri’s new Blueprint for Higher Education point toward the agency embracing […]

MO-ACT state conference features SectorReady

The Missouri ACT conference, February 22nd in Columbia, included a breakout session from the Southwest Missouri WIB on the evolution of career pathways and the WIB’s SectorReady framework. Presented by Jasen Jones, an ACT State Council member and the director of the WIB, the session covered the need for career pathways to evolve, emerging models […]


Visit the WIB at for detailed information on on numerous Job Center resources for career seekers and businesses. The 2015 Heartland Workforce Summit marked the official launch of the SectorReady™ Toolkit 1.0. Powered by the WIB and the Joplin Regional Partnership, the toolkit reflects the region’s framework development and research in 2014-2015 for a robust array of […]

2019 Requests for Proposal

The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri is soliciting Requests for Proposal for the following Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act contracts:  One-Stop Operator and WIOA Staffing.  Interested parties should inquire online at:  or emailing Sherri Rhuems (Executive Director) at RFPs are due no later than 3/8/2019. NOTICE:  OSO and Staffing Administrative Review and Proposal Scoring […]

2019 Requests for Proposal

Please send all correspondence to Please Note that the One Stop Operator RFP has been revised 2/22/19 Content of Revision: Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 1, 2019 by email to  Correction March 8, 2019 One Stop Operator RFP Please Note that the Staffing RFP has been revised 2/14/19!!! […]

Build My Future Expo & Hiring Event Registration Now Open for Schools & Employers!!!

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOLS, TECH CENTERS, & EMPLOYERS & TRAINING PROVIDERS IN THE BUILDING TRADES SECTOR!!! The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri, along with our sponsors and partners, are proud to bring you the Inaugural Build My Future in Southwest Missouri Expo!!!  The event will be held on April 11th at the Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho […]

Registration Now Open for January 15th Healthcare Exposition & Hiring/Resource Event

Are you an employer, educator, or other resource interested in connecting with high school and tech center students looking for careers in the healthcare industry?  If so, you should mark your calendar for January 15th, 2018, as Mercy, Freeman Health System, and the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri will be hosting the region’s 1st […]

2nd Annual Apprenticeship Forum Attracts Employers from Across the 4-State Region

The 2nd Annual Apprenticeship Forum was held this past Friday, and the event did not disappoint – more than fifty employers and education stakeholders were in attendance to learn more about the apprenticeship training model from a variety of different experts. Employers were provided a wealth of information on different tax incentives and wage reimbursement […]