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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Missouri Job Center receives $149,000 grant for Youth Pre-Apprenticeship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board received a $149,000 grant for a youth specific Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship program. The grant will fund a ten week program for ten participants age 18-24. The ten week program will include a stipend gradually increasing from $10 an hour to $12 an hour as participants' skills progress. The program will include classroom and hands on training with a variety of unions and area contractors.

The Missouri Job Center and the Ozark Region's Youth Program contractor, Preferred Family Healthcare, will be hosting two information sessions on Monday, Dec. 19 for those interested to learn more about the Youth Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship program starting in January 2017. The information sessions will be held at the main Springfield location, 2900 E Sunshine, from 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. Candidates must be age 18-24, and additional eligibility requirements may apply.

The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center serve the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster. The Ozark Region boasts three Missouri Job Center locations (Branson, Springfield, and North Springfield), as well as a Mobile Career Center. The Ozark Region has a long history of working with job seekers and businesses to meet the workforce needs of our community.

For more information, please contact Communication Coordinator Megan Short at 417-841-3386 or mshort@springfieldmo.gov.

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