WHAT: Missouri’s 12 community colleges are holding a press conference and signing ceremony to unveil a major new workforce development partnership.
WHO: Presidents and Chancellors from each of Missouri’s 12 community colleges will sign the partnership agreement, and will be on hand afterward to answer questions.
WHEN: March 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Missouri State Capitol First Floor Rotunda
WHY: For some time now, Missouri’s businesses have said that finding skilled workers is the number one challenge that they face. This puts the state at a disadvantage when it competes for new job creation projects. Through this partnership, Missouri’s community colleges are joining forces to address this problem. By breaking down procedural and geographic barriers, the partnership aims to grow the state’s economy in two ways: first, by giving Missourians the skills they need to earn higher pay, and second by giving Missouri businesses the workforce they need to grow and create jobs.
Media contact: Maggie Kost, MCCA Communications Manager