Two Kansas City area job training programs receive portion of $1 million grant through state



Missouri has approved $1 million in grants and tax credits for three organizations through the Workforce Training Initiative, two of the organizations located in the Kansas City metro including the City of Liberty and the Crossroads Charter School.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development and the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development approved over $1 million in grants and tax credits for three organizations through the Workforce Training Initiative.

“Workforce development has always been a focus of my administration, and these past six months have highlighted even more the need for skilled workers in Missouri,” Governor Mike Parson said. “We are pleased to announce these grant awards through the Workforce Training Initiative, which was designed to provide quality job training in areas of the state that do not usually have access to these opportunities.”

The Workforce Training Initiative helps provide quality job training opportunities through non-profit organizations, local governments, community colleges, public technical colleges, and public universities. These programs will increase access to training to underserved areas and benefit persons of low and moderate income.

“A highly-skilled workforce is important to the economic growth in our state,” Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “These training opportunities are an investment in Missouri workers and making our state a more desirable location for business expansion.”