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Visit the WIB at www.sectorready.org 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 career pathway and sector partnership resources. The SectorReady™ framework 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 high-demand skills
  • Innovative training with a high-impact, high-volume, and lower-cost approach

The toolkit opens with an executive summary to introduce the SectorReady™ model along with a logic model matrix demonstrating key workforce challenges, solutions, inputs, outputs, outcomes, and end-goals aligned with the region’s workforce/economic development strategies. The research section covers job growth trends in the region’s current targeted industry sectors along with characteristics of current employment demand and work readiness credentialing.

The second half of the toolkit covers an implementation framework for the SectorReady™ model. The 6 P’s approach simplifies the introduction and adoption of the framework customized to the strengths and opportunities for the greater Joplin labor market.

For more information, contact Frank Neely at the WIB. Follow the latest developments on SectorReady™ by checking out these related articles online.