This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on July 29, 2019.
Veneta Rizvic | St. Louis Business Journal
“St. Charles Community College plans to continue expanding its technical programs in order to address the St. Louis region’s workforce needs after receiving a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
“SCC will leverage these funds to assist local employer-partners in addressing high-demand workforce needs,” Barbara Kavalier, president of St. Charles Community College, said in a statement. “Emerging employers like the Amazon Fulfillment Center and the FedEx Package Distribution Center are looking for more than 2,000 new employees. And, the proposed $1 billion investment in the General Motors Wentzville Plant will likely call for advanced training to support their technological enhancements. The apprenticeship grants will allow SCC to be in a good position to serve these and other employers when the time comes.”
The Department of Labor awarded a total of $12 million to the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program, a statewide initiative to “improve the ability to deliver innovative pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training programs.” Participants in the program will learn skills and earn credentials, or degrees, that will help them land high-demand entry- and middle-skills jobs in the manufacturing industry, officials said…”Read More