Statewide Show-Me Careers Educator Experience Returned to Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On June 5-9, Columbia businesses opened their doors to more than 40 Columbia Public Schools teachers, counselors and administrators for Show-Me Careers – a hands-on learning experience that provides a deeper understanding of the skills students need to pursue in-demand careers.  Throughout the week, educators visited Veterans United, MU Health Care, MU … Continued

Workforce Development division sees early results, program successes

January 2023 marks two years since the Chamber launched the division of workforce development and 18 months since it hired a full-time staff member to manage the division. Chamber staff and leadership first developed the idea during the 2019 Leadership Visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala. Changes to staffing and workforce shortages exacerbated by the pandemic confirmed … Continued

Workforce Development Update: Collaboration

The Workforce Development Division is moving forward and is currently working with state, local and regional organizations regarding workforce data collection efforts, partnership building, collaboration activities, and is exploring workforce solutions with area businesses. Recently, the Chair of the Chamber’s Workforce Development Committee, Dr. Jeff Lashley, MACC, hosted an official from the Missouri Economic Research and … Continued