Employment & Training
The purpose of the Employment & Training Program is to assist adults in facing an ever changing job market and keep up with new demands placed on them in today's workforce. E&T strives to help people find and retain living wage employment. Staff counselors offer a wide variety of classroom workshops and seminars for schools, employers and community groups.
Missouri Works Assistance (MWA)
Missouri Works Assistance (MWA) Program works directly with FSD (Family Support Division). The program is designed to help clients whom receive Temporary Assistance gain education and/or work experience to obtain employment with hopes of getting off Temporary Assistance. MWA currently has over 200 participants within our 9 county region. Since October 2011, the MWA program has helped 41 participants obtain a job whom were previously unemployed, helped 4 participants obtain their GED or high school diploma, and has helped 4 participants complete post secondary education or obtain a certificate of completion. Our goal is have 50% of our clients actively participating in our program and gaining the skills and knowledge to obtain employment.