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Missouri Apprentice Connect is an innovative, free service that is increasing the accessibility to apprenticeship opportunities in Missouri.

Recognizing the importance of apprenticeships to Missouri's workforce, Missouri Apprentice Connect helps promote the apprenticeship model in Missouri and builds a bridge between employers and potential apprentices. For the first time, there is an easy way for employers to share their apprenticeship opportunities with workers across the state.

This service was established by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2020 with extensive collaboration and support from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. It is modeled after the successful Missouri Intern Connect platform.

Missouri Apprentice Connect is a product of the Missouri Chamber's Missouri 2030 strategic initiative. The research behind Missouri 2030 uncovered that workforce was one of the main concerns for our state's employers — many organizations were struggling to find the talented workers they needed. In addition, the state overall was experiencing a troubling trend: Many young workers were choosing to leave Missouri for opportunities elsewhere.

Missouri Apprentice Connect addresses these issues by providing an easy way for Missourians to connect with valuable earn and learn career opportunities.