Strategies offered to reduce turnover

Turnover remains one of the highest costs of labor, as expressed by employers in the Joplin area as well as nationwide. Numerous national associations estimate turnover costs at 50-75% of an employee’s annual salary. According to social think tank FSG, such losses are expected to climb as turnover rises across industries from healthcare to banking.…

Welcome to SectorReady.org

Welcome to the new SectorReady.org! We are thrilled to be live in our current beta format. All tools and resources are now available here at SectorReady.org, with the exception of the Career Pathways module, which will be online in April. SectorReady is a partnership of employers, community leaders, educators, economic development, and workforce development stakeholders. Together…

Pathways offer employers a better way

SectorReady™ pathways use a supply chain approach aligning business needs and economic development strategies with local education and workforce systems to expand the region’s prosperity. SectorReady™ brings a new era of workforce excellence to employers. Progressive, Productive, Profitable Train Smarter:  expand pools of qualified candidates, Pinpoint skills needed for growth, refine education outcomes Spend Wisely:  reduce student…

Signing ceremony formalizes partnerships for new training center

Signing ceremonies held Wednesday officially formalized the partnerships for Joplin’s new Advanced Training and Technology Center (JATTC). While sections of the center are currently open for the WIB and the business incubator, Crowder College will begin industry-driven training this August. The partnership consists of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Crowder College, and the…

Construction Trades Apprenticeship finishes strong

The WIB’s first-ever Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship finished strong with ten graduates recognized at a ceremony held Friday, March 17th at the Joplin Job Center. Funded by Catholic Charities together with a special apprenticeship grant to the WIB from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, other partners included Crowder College Training and Development Solutions, IBEW, and…

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Navigating the world of online training

The Missouri Job Centers can help you sort the myriad of online training options and recommend the legitimate sources that can actually help meet your goals.  Online offerings range from basic computer skills, basic literacy, financial wellness, and others.  Check out these resources: Keytrain:  The premiere resource for beefing up basic workplace literacy skills specific…