Get a Better Job

GET A BETTER JOB   The Missouri Job Center offers the tips you need to sell your skills to an employer. Your job search is backed with live and local customer service along with special events and tools to make your career move a success! Through the Job Centers in Joplin and Monett you’ll find…

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Apprenticeships expand in Southwest Missouri

With apprenticeships on the rise across Southwest Missouri, there is much to celebrate for the second annual National Apprenticeship Week, November 14-20. Communities large and small recognized the important role Apprentices play in offering employers an opportunity to develop a highly skilled workforce to help grow their business and career seekers the chance to earn…

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Sketching out the future with SectorReady

A new three-minute video posted by the WIB provides a quick overview of SectorReady. The clip is a video-scribe of the features of career pathways and sector partnerships. The SectorReady framework in 2016 is set to revolutionize the methods by which students and transitioning adults learn about job opportunities and how to get the skills needed…

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Missouri joins CMT’s Empowering Education

CMT continues to add partner colleges to its CMT Empowering Education initiative with the addition of 15 schools across rural America, including the participating schools of the Missouri Community College Association. The program aims to increase the number of residents with postsecondary credentials including degrees and certificates in economically-depressed communities. For the first time, CMT…

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Alternative paths to the middle class

The unbundling of education and the momentum building for short-term credentials shows end users that a degree isn’t the only way to earn and learn a living. Mark Schneider from the American Institutes for Research penned a feature,  The Value of Sub-baccalaureate Credentials, for the journal Issues in Science and Technology with helpful insights for advocates and…