St. Charles Community College’s Regional Workforce Innovation Center in Wentzville, Missouri aims to address the skills gap by offering tailored training for in-demand industries like technology, advanced manufacturing, robotics, sustainable energy, and healthcare.
The college recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Regional Workforce Innovation Center, which is set to open in the Fall of 2025. By offering associate degrees and certificates in advanced manufacturing technologies and skilled trades, the center provides multiple educational pathways, catering to the diverse needs and preferences of students aiming to enter the workforce.
Through collaboration between St. Charles Community College (SCC), local businesses, and industry leaders, SCC ensures the training programs are relevant and up-to-date with industry standards and in step with the rapid pace of technological advancements. Programming will align with current and future skills needed in advanced manufacturing such as battery technology, electric and autonomous vehicles, renewable wind and solar energy, high-tech processes, and robotics.
The building will also feature a “Make-it Center” lab catering to middle and high school students, allowing for early exposure to new technologies like 3-D printing and robotics. This exposure at a young age could inspire and guide students towards potential career paths in these innovative fields.