Missouri’s Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development recently announced it has awarded $5.1 million to 186 companies across Missouri to help train workers for new and existing positions. The funding comes from the state’s Customized Training program, which helps small, medium and large businesses to grow by providing training to new and existing workers.
“Not only will this funding help Missouri workers gain new skills, it delivers value to Missouri businesses in an area of critical need—the availability of a quality workforce,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “By helping businesses train new and existing workers, we’re helping them stay competitive and remain here in Missouri.”
Missouri’s customized training program allows companies the flexibility to choose their training provider, but the program is administered by Missouri’s community and technical colleges. With this latest round of funding, the program will train a total of 17,090 workers, 1,202 in newly created jobs and 15,888 in existing positions.
“The Customized Training Program is an invaluable asset for Missouri’s community and technical colleges, primarily because of the strong relationships they hold with their community employers,” said Brian Millner, President and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association. “Together these partnerships result in timely, flexible, and cost-effective job training resources as they address Missouri businesses’ varying training needs. The program also ensures that Missouri’s workforce receives state of the art skills training required to retain their jobs and be competitive in the labor market.”
You can find the full list of companies that received funding here.
For more information on Missouri’s highly skilled talent check out our webpage, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688, or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and to learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.