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A non-profit dedicated to creating a stronger workforce for Southeast Missouri.


Public Notice---- 

Full Quarterly Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri meeting will be held virtually on July 19th, 2024 at 9:00am.   

For additional information please contact

Gretchen Morse at 573-334-0990, ext. 301 or via email

Thank you for your support! 


The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has launched the Return Strong initiative aimed at strengthening Missouri’s Workforce as it bounces back from the economic impacts of COIVD-19. The Return Strong initiative was devised to achieve two main goals: to help Missourians skill up and get back to work, and to reopen Missouri’s public workforce system safely and responsibly.

Missourians are strong, resilient and ready to get back to business. The backbone of a healthy economic recovery depends on everyone’s willingness to help control the spread of COVID-19. The Show Me Strong Pledge is a voluntary commitment to take a few simple steps that will aid in protecting the well-being of all Missourians.

We believe in you.

We believe that you are capable of great things. That's why the Workforce Development Board was created, to provide you with the tools to succeed. Our goal is to connect you with advanced training opportunities and exciting new career pathways.

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We need your help!

Program dollars can only be utilized for those fully enrolled in one of our programs. As you can see, this has been life changing for many people in Southeast Missouri.

In the past year, we provided:


·       $670,000 in funding for higher education


·       $120,000 funding for on-the-job training


·       $130,000 in funding for our youth summer work program


Unfortunately a great need still exists. On occasion someone may need a Birth Certificate or Driver’s License, things we must have as part of eligibility documentation. Or a young adult may be ineligible for the program but need assistance paying for their HiSet test. Because they aren’t enrolled, we are unable to help them with this. By making a donation, you can help these people in our region become one step closer to self-sufficiency and success. If you are unable to donate, please consider hosting a fundraiser on our behalf. We have an expressed need for toiletries and hygiene products in addition to monetary donations. Products may be dropped off at one of the local Job Centers.

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Contact The Workforce Development Board
of Southeast Missouri

1021 Kingsway Drive, Suite 1 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701



Gretchen Morse

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