The role of education is crucial both for the pipeline of youth entering the workforce, but also retraining the adult workforce in transition. All levels of education are important and play a role in SectorReady and Certified Work Ready Communities by helping a region close skill gaps that prevent new jobs and put existing jobs at risk. Contact the WIB for more information or to get connected.

  • K12 public education can utilize the NCRC to show that graduates possess work readiness along with basic literacy.
  • Career Technical Education Centers are closely-aligned with local businesses to produce workers high-demand tech skills along with basic work readiness. The following centers are available:

Joplin, MO – Franklin Technology Center

Joplin, MO – Crowder College @ (ATTC) Advanced Training & Technology Center

Neosho, MO – Crowder Technical Education Center

Carthage, MO – Carthage Technical Center

Lamar, MO – Lamar Technical Center

Monett, MO – Scott Regional Technology Center

  • GED/Adult Basic Education can help fast-track the career pathway for adults returning to the workforce.
  • Community Colleges and Four-Year Universities may have a higher academic focus, but businesses still need a strong work ethic from college graduates. Often college students are employed in entry-level positions to help make ends meet and/or gain valuable work experience related to a degree. These entry-level jobs are increasingly asking for basic work readiness as a condition to hire.
Logic Model for Education Stakeholders
Logo image Joplin Advanced Training and Technology Center
Crowder College logo
CCCI logo
Logo FTC Franklin Technology Center
Carthage Tech Center Logo
Scott Regional Technology Center, Learn a Living logo
Lamar Career and Technical Center logo
MSSU logo Missouri Southern State University
Future Link: Empowering Youth Adults for Career Success