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Community Workforce Partnerships

The Community Services unit engages in unique local, state or national partnerships that focus on developing skills and improving opportunities for the region’s workforce. By partnering with employers, community-based organizations, education and government, Community Services is a key contributor to creating critical job training opportunities for our workforce and a talent pipeline for our region’s employers.

Collaborative community-based partnerships are established in construction, transportation, health care, computer/information technology, machining, technical skills, work readiness/job placement assistance and basic academic skills enhancement.

AEROSPACE INSTITUTE

St. Louis Community College, supported by industry and community partners, and partially funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, launched the St. Louis Aerospace Institute to address the critical workforce preparation needs for the aerospace industry.

GRADUATE! ST. LOUIS WORKFORCE CONSORTIUM

STLCC is a member of the Graduate! St. Louis Workforce Consortium, a bi-state partnership of five area community colleges and their workforce and economic development partners. This initiative is funded by a $4.4 million U.S. Department of Labor grant. The consortium assists St. Louis residents attain the education required to meet future job demand by driving regional efforts to engage students through innovative, adult-friendly strategies.

TRAINING FOR TOMORROW GRANT INITIATIVE

STLCC is collaborating with the city of St. Louis, the lead grant applicant, on this program to develop and expand programs in health care, life sciences, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, green technologies and information technology for retraining and re-employing individuals in middle-skill jobs. The funding is from the federal Second Supplemental Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant from the state of MO.

MOHEALTHWINS GRANT INITIATIVE

St. Louis has the highest concentration of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-affected workers in the state of Missouri. The college, as part of this state wide grant consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Labor will serve more than 850 St. Louis residents, including TAA-affected workers, unemployed and/or unemployed low-skilled workers.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATE SECTOR ENERGY PARTNERSHIP GRANT

STLCC is partnering with the state of Missouri, the University of Missouri, other community colleges and other training providers to develop a new curriculum in renewable energy including solar, wind and geothermal as well as energy efficiency technologies.