Building Missouri's Tech Future With Apprenticeships
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is using $6 million in federal grant funds to train 5,300 new technology industry apprentices in the next four years.
In 2019 the Show-Me State ranked second in the nation for new apprenticeships. Today there are nearly 14,000 apprentices in the state.
With the funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Missouri Chamber Foundation has paired with employers in the state to create and fill apprenticeship positions in technology industries.
The Chamber also created Missouri Apprentice Connect, a website that helps employers and future apprentices find each other.
- Kara Corches, director of legislative affairs, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Harold Burgos, former apprentice and current database and application developer with Cerner