As 1000s Of Missouri Jobs Go Unfilled, Colleges Put Greater Emphasis On Training Programs

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Nov 21, 1:00 AM

As 1000s Of Missouri Jobs Go Unfilled, Colleges Put Greater Emphasis On Training Programs

Last year, there were nearly 200 job openings in St. Louis for respiratory care therapists — and 2,000 open nursing positions. St. Louis Community College is expanding and tailoring its programs to fill that need. This kind of response to a community’s workforce needs has long played a role in the community college model, but a new statewide push aims to make job training a bigger focus everywhere.

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