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WIA Adult Program
Individuals 18 years and over have to meet income guidelines to be eligible. This program is designed to assist eligible persons in achieving their career goal.

For more information contact your local Career Center.


WIA Dislocated Worker Program
Those eligible for dislocated worker services include workers permanently laid off from their job due to a workforce reduction, business closures or farm failure, displaced homemakers including military service members or military spouses. Services include:

  • Assessment of education, experience, and skills to determine marketability to the desired workforce area.
  • Assistance with basic education skills or a General Equivalency Degree.
  • Classroom training provides the classroom or vocational training necessary for laid-off workers to re-enter the workforce in a new occupation.
  • On-the-job training to provide laid-off workers the opportunity to train for a new job while working and earning a paycheck.
  • Job development and placement are provided to help laid-off workers find employment in high demand occupations.
  • Counseling to help workers overcome the trauma of job loss, loss of health care and other company benefits, strain of financial obligations, family problems, and uncertainties about remaining in the community.

For more information contact your local Career Center.


Veteran Services

The Career Center has dedicated staff to assist veterans through the Disabled Veteran's Outreach Program and the Local Veteran's Employment Representative Program.

Disabled Veteran's Outreach Program specialists provide case management and develop career and job training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Local Veterans Employment Representatives facilitate or provide assistance in job placement and accessing needed services. They also advocate for veterans by developing employment opportunities with businesses.

Services Provided:

  • Counseling through case management
  • Job Development;
  • Testing;
  • Transitional assistance to separating service members;
  • Identification of employment and training opportunities and direct referrals to jobs;
  • Monitoring job listings from federal contractors to ensure eligible veterans get priority referrals to these jobs;
  • Monitoring Missouri Career Centers to ensure priority of service to veterans;
  • Monitoring federal department and agency vacancy listings; and
  • Referral screening of complaints from veterans regarding observance of veteran's preference in federal hiring to the Director of Employment and Training Service.

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