Thanks to all our sponsors, presenters, exhibitors and attendees for making the 2016 MAWD Conference the best ever! Mark your calendars for the 2017 conference…May 10-12 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. Download the MAWD Conference Program Guide (6mb PDF) View/download the 2016 conference handouts from presenters
ACT today announced plans to create the Center for Workforce Advancement to better position ACT as a national and international leader in workforce and career solutions. The Center will support large-scale workforce and career advocacy efforts at the national level. The developments are very positive for areas within Missouri that fully leverage ACT’s workforce tools to grow regional Read More
More Missourians than ever before are earning a postsecondary credential; however, more must be done to provide all students with opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in a rapidly changing world. Those opening words included in the Executive Summary for Missouri’s new Blueprint for Higher Education point toward the agency embracing Read More
Missouri’s emerging strategies for career pathways, sector partnerships, and credentialing for WIOA can find affirming advice in new research from the by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). Together with the Aspen Institute’s UpSkill America, i4cp found that while 89% of organizations currently offer development opportunities to frontline workers, and 98% of these indicate plans to maintain Read More
It is estimated that nearly 6.7 million young adults are out of school and out of work, and service providers are working hard to help these young adults secure employment. But little is known about what types of assistance help young adults access employment, what employment characteristics influence whether a job is a good fit Read More
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