Missouri’s CWRC initiative is a voluntary effort to align workforce and education to meet the economic needs of the state and local communities. It is guided by key community leaders (elected officials, economic development, business leaders, chambers of commerce, educators and workforce development, in each county).
Missouri’s vision for the Certified Work Ready Communities is to attract, retain, and develop a workforce with education and fundamental skills-Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information- to succeed in the 21st Century.
Missouri’s effort for Work Ready Communities will result in strengthening existing businesses, attracting new businesses, growing jobs, and developing a strong talent pipeline for the state’s future growth nationally and globally. For more information, please visit the Missouri Work Ready Communities website.
Missouri Career Center
1108 Washington Square Shopping Center
East Central College Center for Workforce Development
Mardy Leathers, Executive Director
1978 Image Dr, Washington, MO 63090
(636) 239-0598 x2955
Express Employment Professionals
30 Hi-Line Dr, Ste B
Union, MO 63084
1154 Clock Tower Plaza
Washington, MO 63090
“The City of Washington, Missouri stands ready at any time to assist business for expansion or with shovel ready sites. We have the location, the workforce, business climate, and quality of life in Washington and the immediate area. Further, we are designated as a ‘Certified Work Ready Community’ by the Missouri Department of Economic Development to give us “a competitive advantage in attracting business and new jobs. We are a community ready for America’s ‘Manufacturing Renaissance.’” - Darren Lamb
City of Washington - Department of Economic Development
Sal Maniaci - Director