There are 14 regional Missouri Workforce Development Boards that oversee the activities of 32 Missouri Job Centers. Also known as One-Stop Centers, these organizations provide services and funding to job seekers and businesses For businesses, these centers provide services including recruiting qualified job seekers through job listings on www.jobs.mo.gov, screening candidates, assessing basic skills, and conducting pre-employment training. Registered Apprenticeship candidates may be eligible for financial support to defray costs associated with On-the-Job Learning and Related Technical Instruction. Special programs also are provided for Veterans and individuals who have encountered barriers to employment. A variety of incentive programs are available for businesses including employer assistance for agriculture related jobs, work opportunity tax credits, and young adult employment. See https://jobs.mo.gov/employer/incentives for additional information on these incentive programs.
The VESTA Program Office at Missouri State University will assist employers in developing Registered Apprenticeships at vineyards and wineries in Missouri. Specifics of these services are being developed and will be added to this site in the near future. These services will be described in detail at the Registered Apprenticeship Workshops that are to be held in early 2019.
The VESTA Program Office also will endeavor to assist organizations in other states that are interested in establishing Registered Apprenticeships for their grape and wine industry.
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