• AIM Team

Calling Manufacturers with Hiring Needs!

Missouri Enterprise is partnering with the State of Missouri to address manufacturing workforce shortages through a new expedited training program. The joint effort will lead a Basics of Manufacturing sessions for unemployed area residents in Arnold and Joplin to kickstart their skills and interest in the industry. The curriculum includes blueprint reading, basic measuring, manufacturing processes, lean principles, team work, communications, professional behavior, and basic problem solving.

Individuals who successfully complete the course will take part in an interview process with area manufacturers on the last day of the sessions. Because so many companies are struggling to fill vacant entry-level positions, we anticipate there to be a high level of interest. To ensure your company has a spot at the table for these interviews, please reach out to the point of contact for the Job Centers below. Employers should be prepared to share information about their current workforce needs. The goal is to match these prospective workers with companies in a hiring position as soon as possible.

Those who successfully graduate from the program will earn a Certificate of Completion. These ready to work participants could be the answer to filling entry-level manufacturing positions at your company!

Interview Session Dates/locations: Arnold – *Friday, Jan. 18, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact Tom Whitehead at 636-524-8559 or, as soon as possible, to sign up for an interview time slot. *Arnold Job Center, 3675 W. Outer Road, Arnold, Mo 63010

Joplin – *Fri., Feb. 1st, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact Debbie Hollis at 417-625-3623 or, as soon as possible, to sign up for an interview time slot. *Joplin Job Center, 730 S. Wall Ave, Joplin, Mo 64801

 More dates/locations to come! Read more about the program at

PLEASE NOTE, this same training could be customized for delivery onsite at your company. If you have new hires who would benefit from this type of training, please connect with your Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager and they can work with you to meet your company’s workforce needs.

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