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Inside Missouri’s Apprenticeship Revolution

Apprenticeships are booming in Missouri. As Missouri businesses continue to search for the skilled workforce they need, more organizations are turning to this time tested — yet suddenly cutting-edge — training tool.

Although apprenticeships are commonly associated with skilled trades like construction, today’s apprenticeships exist in nearly every industry — including information technology, manufacturing, health care and energy.

For workers, apprenticeship can serve as the bridge between school and a profitable career — or as a streamlined pathway to advancement if seeking a career change. Apprentices earn while they learn, reducing or eliminating student debt altogether. They receive hands-on training from seasoned industry professionals and career-relevant classroom time, all in one program. 

Likewise, employers benefit from developing a broader and more diversified talent pool, ensuring that institutional knowledge is passed down before experienced workers retire and reducing recruiting and turnover costs. 

Research shows about 94 percent of workers retain employment …

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Missouri Apprentice Regional Resources

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Did you know Missouri Apprentice Connect is website is full of resources? While you are searching for an apprenticeships you may find that the appropriate opportunity exists outside of your region or that you need more support to be able to access the training you need. The resources provided are designed to give insight on the community that your next adventure takes place in.

·       Are you wondering what museum’s exist in your future zip code?

·       Do you want to know where you can meet up with you new coworkers after hours?

·       Have you wondered what your transportations options are?

·       Do you need assistance with balancing life, school, and work at the same time?

The resources on Missouri Apprentice Connect include Apprenticeship Resources, Art & Culture, Missouri Chamber’s, Nightlife, and Transportation.

If you are looking for apprenticeship resources for your region of Missouri here is how you …

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