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Center for Workforce Innovation (CWI)


Center for Workforce Innovation

You hate standing still and so do we. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills or the skills of your team, we can help with our innovative workforce programs.


Train for in-demand skills at our state-of-the-art facility. Within this 32,000-square-feet space you’ll find aerospace, large equipment and technical training labs.

We work with local companies to prepare 500 students annually to enter the workforce or to further develop their skills.

Florissant Valley – CWI Virtual Tour

Development Areas of Focus

Aerospace Manufacturing

Our programs directly fill the pipeline of entry-level technical jobs in our region’s strong aerospace presence. We work with local partners to invest in curriculum development, equipment and facilities, so you can trust you’re learning real-world skills on industry-standard equipment.

Our programs prepare you for a career with:

  • Aerospace fundamentals
  • Sheet metal assembly
  • Mechanical assembly
  • Composite fabrication
  • Composite assembly

Learn more about the Boeing Pre-Employment training program.

Automated Controls/Programmable Logic Controllers

Help drive progress in a career automating processes. Not only will you improve how we do business, but this will set you up for a career in many different industries, including entertainment, mining and life sciences.

Technology is always evolving, so no matter if you’re getting in on the ground floor or looking to sharpen your skills, we can help you advance your career .

Industrial Maintenance Technology

Do you love to create? Train for a career creating the tools that make modern life possible in a lab equipped with Amatrol Trainers. This program pairs instructor-led and self-paced learning in hydraulics, pneumatics, motors and mechanical drives.

Theory meets hands-on experience as you work your way through one topical area at a time. Dive into each topic, learning key operations, application, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance principles.

Learn more

Contact the Center for Workforce Innovations to learn more about its programs and workplace training.

Center for Workforce Innovation
3344 Pershall Road
Ferguson, MO 63135


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