Training

Multiple training programs are available to assist eligible job seekers with gaining the skills needed to obtain employment in today’s economy.

Classroom Occupational Skill Training

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)/Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA): Trade Act Offered in the Missouri Career Centers, the TAA and TRA programs assists workers, with occupational skill training, who become totally or partially unemployed as a result of increased imports or movement of business operations to a foreign country.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA): Offered in the Missouri Career Centers, the WIA and Dislocated Worker programs help eligible individuals prepare for employment through classroom occupational skill training.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

OJT is training provided at a worksite by an employer. The trainee is an employee of the participating business and trainees receive wages and/or benefits while learning a new skill. OJT is available for eligible job seekers through WIA and the TRA.

Work Ready Missouri Progam

The Work Ready Missouri Program, workreadymo@ded.mo.gov, provides an opportunity for individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) Compensation to receive occupational worksite training on a part-time basis for up to six weeks. Program trainees continue to receive UI and receive up to a $300 training allowance.

Internships/Work Experience

Eligible participants may be considered for placement in Internships/Work Experience when assessed necessary and beneficial to future employment. Assignment includes placement at a public or private work site for a scheduled length of time typically 160 hours, but may be extended up to 999 hours if assessment deems necessary and funding is available. Internship/Work Experience assignments are designed to assist participants in developing soft skills including:

  • development of positive work habits
  • developing positive attitudes about working
  • gaining a good understanding of work responsibilities, including meeting an employer’s expectations

Career Exploration during Interships/Work Experience identifies skill requirements for occupations related to the assignment, and education requirements for career advancement in the related employment field.

 

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