Dozens of Missouri employers from across the state and different industries attended the region’s first Apprenticeship Forum this past Friday morning at the Joplin Public Library. Business and training professionals from dozens of the region’s employers and technical schools gathered to learn more about apprenticeship training options from experts with the US Department of Labor, ApprenticeshipUSA, and Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. The forum also featured an employer panel offering perspectives from four local organizations already engaged in apprenticeship training.
The event was sponsored by the Workforce Investment Board and the Joplin Regional Partnership, with the aim of raising awareness of different training options and to connect employers and tech schools with the resources necessary to get started.
The WIB is inviting businesses and tech schools to continue the conversation in a drop-in follow-up event on December 15th, at the Joplin Advanced Training & Technology Center at 420 Grand Ave – anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to drop in anytime from 1:00 to 6:00pm – the event offers another opportunity for businesses to learn more and connect with their local training providers and other resources on the pursuit of apprenticeship training efforts.
Registration is free! – click here.