Mike Parson on Jobs
Fast Track: scholarships for technical training
Governor Parson announced $22 million towards a new scholarship program called Fast Track, which will allow Missourians to receive training in high-demand areas largely taught at our community colleges, technical schools, colleges, and universities.
The Governor also announced $10 million towards a new fund known as Missouri One Start, which is an increase and consolidation of the
Missouri Works program, aimed at assisting new and existing businesses with upgrading their workers' skills to build out their workforce needs. Further, he announced $16 million for the creation of
Missouri Excels, a program for Missouri Higher Education Institutions to develop and expand employer-driven education, training programs, and initiatives to increase career readiness.
Source: Press release on 2019 Missouri State of the State address
, Jan 16, 2019
Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up
Parson sat down with a KSHB-41 Action News reporter to talk about issues that matter to people living in the "Show Me" state.
On Jobs: Parson: "We have the lowest unemployment rate that Missouri has seen in a couple decades.
Interesting fact is on a federal level, food stamps recipients are down 2.2 million and that is a good sign. Now all we need them to do is to have the skills to move up in the workforce, to get that quality job and stand on their own two feet."
Source: KSHB Kansas City 41 on 2018 Missouri Gubernatorial race
, Jul 3, 2018
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