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WorkforceZone 7/16: High Octane Solutions

The region’s voice for Workforce Development, WorkforceZone, released its second quarter recap issue with the theme Workforce Strategies Seek High Octane Solutions. The 17-page journal is downloadable as a printer and tablet-friendly PDF. WorkforceZone archives its articles online as well. WorkforceZone journal (PDF) FUEL Revs Up Recruitment for Skilled Workers and Promote Quality of Region OneJoplin Expands Literacy and…

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New training models lower cost and fill gaps in manufacturing

Interest and investment continues to grow for the Joplin Region (MO/KS/OK).  Like many vibrant economic regions nationwide, Joplin faces shortages of qualified job candidates to meet demand.  Employers, educators, workforce specialists, and economic developers are joining forces to fill gaps in the pools of entry-level job candidates.  Short-term strategies emphasize real-time, on-demand training and user-friendly…

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WorkforceZone: Overcoming Challenges Through Innovation

WorkforceZone is the region’s voice for workforce development progress and impact. Overcoming Workforce Challenges Through Innovation is the theme for the winter edition. Download the PDF edition, optimized for tablets and printers, or check out these WorkforceZone features online. Training/Technology Center Prepares for August Launch NextGen Summit (set for March 29th) Connects Groups Serving Youth/Young…

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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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WorkforceZone: High Tech Meets High Touch

The region’s premiere journal for workforce/economic development published its Fall 2015 edition.  High Tech Meets High Touch is the theme for the latest issue of WorkforceZone.  This edition picks up on the latest for SectorReady, including a special feature on employer benefits and 2016 deliverables. The journal recaps the recent Heartland Workforce Summit, highlights of Monett’s…

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Monett celebrates manufacturers and work readiness

The Monett Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated National Manufacturers Day with a special ceremony October 2nd at Playpower. As noted in this article from the Monett Times Newspaper, the event included special proclamations from the Missouri House of Representatives, the Monett City Council, Barry County Commission, and Missouri Enterprise. The Workforce Investment Board also joined the…

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Workforce Summit launches SectorReady

The 2015 Heartland Workforce Summit marked the official launch of the SectorReady™ Toolkit 1.0. Powered by the WIB and the Joplin Regional Partnership, the toolkit reflects the region’s framework development and research in 2014-2015 for a robust array of career pathway and sector partnership resources.   Along with the presenters and attendees, the Workforce Summit was a success…