Education & Training Assistance Using ETPS

Need to upgrade your skills to get the job you want?  

You may be eligible to receive training or education at no cost to you! 
Finding a training program to meet your needs can be difficult.  You may not know where to start.  The Missouri Eligible Training Provider System (ETPS) is an online collection of training programs approved for training assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  Visit your nearest Missouri Job Center where our professional staff will determine your employment needs and eligibility. 

How can training or education help me?
Skills acquired through training and education help improve your ability to obtain employment and develop a career in an in-demand industry. That means you are able to make good wages and establish career options that are right for you!

How can Job Centers help me?
Missouri Job Center staff help determine whether you are eligible to attend approved coursework at no cost.  This means you may not need student loans to pay for education or training.

​​What should I do to get started?
You will need to visit your local Missouri Job Center to meet with a staff person and find out if you qualify for no cost training or education.  It is helpful if you have already put thought into the type of training program that interests you. Staff will guide you through the process and you will use ETPS to find options for approved training providers offering programs for in-demand occupations.​

What information can I find using ETPS?
Search for approved training providers by selecting one of these options: provider, program, occupation, or location. For each training program, compare tuition costs, training program duration, and expected credential attainment upon completion of the program.

Who do I contact for more information?
Contact staff at your local Missouri Job Center.  To locate a Center near you, call (888) 728-5627 or use our online map.

NOTE: Finding a training program or provider of your choice does not guarantee funding.