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 address workforce training needs in Southwest Missouri. Efforts are currently focused on the provision of short-term training meant to provide the foundational skills necessary for jobseekers to enter one of the region’s targeted industries – manufacturing, transportation, construction, and healthcare. Classroom training and other curriculum and practical application are followed by paid work experiences with different employer partners seeking to utilize another pipeline of qualified, credentialed, and work-ready jobseekers.
For more information on current and upcoming training offerings, or to apply for these and other jobseeker or business services, please visit www.sectorready.org.