Report showcases excellence of Missouri’s local workforce system

puttinglocalmissourianstoworkcoverimageStrong leadership with increased capacity of the local workforce system puts more Missourians back to work sooner.  That’s the focus of a new report published by the Training and Employment Administrators of Missouri. Putting Local Missourians to Work is the title of the 24-page report that provides added focus on the examples of excellence and impact in each of Missouri’s local workforce regions.

The publication opens with the importance of workforce development for Missouri’s overall economy, the necessity of regionalized workforce systems driven by local needs, and the value of the partnerships with educators, state agencies, and elected officials. The opening section also highlights performance metrics such as volume of customers, veterans, job openings, re-employment, and credentials.  A page is devoted to each of Missouri’s 14 workforce regions.  Enriching each profile is a variety of customer and stakeholder testimonials along with articles on projects that make a difference to communities throughout the Show-Me State.

TEAM included brief organizational profiles of both TEAM and the Missouri Association of Workforce Development.  The report also introduces a summary of strategies for meaningful reform of the workforce system at both national and state levels.  The report can be downloaded as a PDF online.