The Missouri Job Center – Ozark Region in Springfield reopened to the public while also finding ways to respect local recovery orders through new innovative solutions that put Springfieldians back to work! If you are out of work and would like to work but need some training, they may be able to help you.
You may qualify for up to $4,000 in paid tuition to help train for jobs in manufacturing, information technology, health care, construction or transportation and logistics.
The job center can enroll 114 individuals by Oct. 31. Funding for this program is through the CARES Act and is only available through the end of October. For more information on this program and other short-term training programs, call 417-887-4343. They have training programs online and in person.
Other resources are available through the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD) has several certificate programs that provide online, in classroom or a combination of learning styles through Columbia College (Springfield Campus), Drury University, Evangel University, Missouri State University (MSU), MSU-West Plains, Ozarks Technical Community College and Southwest Baptist University. More information is available on the DHEWD website: dhewd.mo.gov. On this website you will find additional resources for the “Return Strong” program to help Missourians return to work or training for different type of work.
The mission of the Missouri College Access Network (MOCAN) is to increase career and college awareness, preparation, access, and completion in Missouri, particularly for the underrepresented and underserved. We do this by:
- Advocating for public and institutional policies that promote postsecondary access and success.
- Coordinating statewide career preparation and college access and success activities for service providers.
- Leveraging and connecting providers, professionals, and other stakeholders to strengthen and grow programs, and to eliminate service and equity gaps.
- Centralizing knowledge-sharing and technical training for career and college program providers.
- Identifying, summarizing, and actively sharing standardized data collection measures and relevant research regarding career preparation and college access and success.
- Fostering a collective voice to communicate postsecondary educational and training opportunities to all people in Missouri.
For more information, visit www.mocollegeaccess.com.