Workforce Development Program
The purpose of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to provide workforce activities, through statewide and local systems, that increase employment, retention and earnings of participants, increase attainment of recognized credentials by participants. As a result, improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, increased economic self-sufficiency, meets the skill requirements of employers and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the nation. GHRPC provides these services through a sub-contract with the Northwest Workforce Development Board.
The Trenton, MO Job Center
1104 Main Street, Trenton, MO
Open Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
CLOSED 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for lunch hour.
CLOSED on Fridays.
Individuals 18 years and older who meet income guidelines, may be eligible to receive services in achieving their career goal. Individuals may qualify for the following:
- Financial assistance
- Books and fees
- Child care
- Connecting with an employer for On the Job Training
- Other supportive services may also be available while training
Dislocated Worker Program
Those eligible for this program include workers permanently laid off from their job due to a workforce reduction, business closure, and displaced homemakers including military service members or military spouses.
This program assists eligible youth ages 14 through 24 having at least one of the following barriers; high school dropout, pregnant/parent, disability, homeless/runaway, foster care, involved in juvenile system, high school grad low-income and deficient in basic literacy skills or English language to obtain employment through work experience and help them to improve their academic skills to successfully move from school to work. Also offers Summer Job Program which is a partnership between local Workforce Development Boards, the Department of Economic Development and Department of Social Services. For youth who qualify, positions are sought in the local area that align with their chosen career path or that will allow the youth to build workplace skills. Youth are paid for 320 hours of work.