The multi-year vision for Joplin’s new Advanced Training and Technology Center is finally a reality. The WIB became the first occupant of the center in mid-October. Located at 4th and Grand Avenue near downtown Joplin, the center will house high-demand job training programs for Joplin’s first-ever campus location for Crowder College. The building also houses an expansion of incubator space to house business start-ups in the tech sector.
Previously a pharmaceutical warehouse and distribution center, the building became a temporary location for Franklin Technology Center after the tornado. Once Franklin Tech returned to the new campus at Joplin High School, officials with the City of Joplin, Joplin Chamber, the WIB, and Crowder College sought federal disaster recovery funds to acquire and retrofit the building to continue its legacy of technology training.
The address for the building is 420 Grand Avenue, Joplin, MO 64801. The WIB is located in the east section of the building with the entrance facing Grand Avenue. The phone number and email contact information for the WIB is unchanged.