~ The city's Department of Workforce Development is celebrating National Registered Apprenticeship Week with a mayoral proclamation and update on the Apprenticeship Building America grant. The event will take place on Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m. at the Missouri Job Center in Springfield.

Haley Jones-Sides, Grant Coordinator for the Department of Workforce Development, expressed her excitement for the event and shared that they have already exceeded their enrollment goal for both registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships since April.

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The $3 million grant was awarded to the city's Department of Workforce Development in July 2022 with a goal of 400 registered apprenticeships completed during its four year tenure. The 10-county service area includes Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster. The grant will run until June 2026.

For more information contact Communications Coordinator Katherine Trombetta at 417-880-6306.

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