Missouri Companies Utilize Apprenticeships to Cultivate 21st Century Workforce

It’s Apprenticeship Week, and Missouri’s successful apprenticeship programs are on display across the country at various events recognizing apprenticeships and the critical role they play in workforce development.

Earlier this week, Dr. Matthew Stinson, Executive Vice President of the Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Missouri, joined the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Press Center to discuss ways that Missouri is working to cultivate a 21st century workforce.

Dr. Stinson highlighted the successful apprenticeship program in place at Jordan Valley – which provides healthcare employers with trained employees that have hands-on experience in their respective fields. The apprenticeship program at Jordan Valley is one of several in the state. In fact, more than 3,800 people completed apprenticeships in Missouri last year, securing the state’s position as a top location for apprenticeship programs. What’s more, Missouri ranked second in the country for the highest number of new apprentices, with nearly 11,000 registered in the state.

Check out the full conversation with Dr. Stinson from the Foreign Press Center here.

You can see more of our Apprenticeship Week coverage here.

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