Training and Education

Earn a certificate or complete a degree

Most jobs require you to complete some type of training or education to prepare you for work. In today's economy, lifelong learning is necessary to grow and stay current in your career. If you are considering additional education or upgrading your skills, the goal is to develop your job skills and knowledge in a short period of time so you can quickly transition from the classroom to a job. 

Training assistance is available to those who are:

  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Seeking employment in high-growth occupations​
  • Seeking employment in high-demand occupations

Assistance is also available for eligible individuals to complete formal educational programs. Examples of formal educational programs include:  basic math and reading, GED or high school equivalency preparation, English as a Second Language, or an associate or bachelor’s degree.  

Educational training providers include: 

  • Public community colleges and universities
  • Private colleges and universities
  • Technical and vocational schools
  • Adult Education providers

Staff are available at local Missouri Job Centers to provide additional training and education information.

Find additional information in the Related Resources section of this page.