Workforce Development Programs (web links in each program name):
SkillUp: helps link SNAP recipients 16 years of age and older with career coaches to find career paths, get training, create resumes, and learn interviewing and interpersonal skills. Participants, in addition to meeting Food Stamp work requirements, can receive help with transportation, work and child care expenses.
Health Industry Training Education (HITE): helps qualified persons 18 and older train in one of 19 high-demand health industry career fields. Eligibility is limited to the Kansas City or St. Louis metro area, or an area in Central Missouri.
Excel Centers: allow persons 21 and older to earn high school diplomas and credentials with free on-site daycare. Located in Poplar Bluff, St. Louis, Springfield and Columbia.
Missouri Work Assistance Program: provides employment and training services to adults in households that receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families cash benefits. Adults receive guidance on obtaining training, help with job readiness skills and other services.
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG-Missouri): provides extra guidance, help for classroom success, and work-based learning in 82 middle, high and alternative schools that results in increased graduation and employment rates.
Jobs League: provides 14- to 24-year-olds paid work experience and job skills.