Harris-Stowe State University Launches Workforce Development Center in Missouri

Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) partnered with the nonprofit Community Impact Network to open a new center to provide higher-education and job training opportunities to underserved residents in Missouri.

“We could not be more thrilled to open the new Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center,” said Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr., President of HSSU. “This Center will serve as a bridge to higher education at Harris-Stowe State University and provide educational and job training opportunities for students and families residing in parts of North St. Louis County. Our partnership with the Community Impact Network is a testament to the power of two organizations coming together to advance our community. We are honored to be a part of this project.”

The center will partner with other organizations to offer early college programs, dual enrollment, continuing education and more. There will be classrooms, computer labs, multipurpose community rooms, a gymnasium and administrative offices.

“We are beyond excited about this new partnership with HSSU,” said Robert M. Gioia, CEO Community Impact Network. “This Education Center will not only provide Harris-Stowe’s excellent educational programming to the footprint, but it will also provide a collaboration/working space for the members of the Network to help bring needed social services to the community.”

The center is just one more way Missouri is working to provide companies with a well-trained and world-class workforce.

Home to many certified work ready communities, Missouri employees are hard-working, conscientious, engaged in workforce training opportunities, and display adaptability to technology and workforce evolution.

Additionally, Missouri’s competitive cost of living and vibrant culture enables employers to provide employees with a high quality of life at a lower cost than almost anywhere in the U.S.

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