Missouri Starts Apprenticeship Program for Disabled People

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development’s Office of Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning has started an Apprenticeship pilot program for disabled individuals throughout the state concerning hospitality. The program  is made possible through collaboration with Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The program will assist a unique population of state residents go into pathways of different careers within the state and a sector not always associated with Registered Apprenticeships. Those, who participate within the program, will earn wages that exceed minimum wage along with exploring different roles within businesses such as management or as culinary assistants.   Both Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Branson Hilton Hotels plan to hire over half a dozen participants. Applications to join the program will be accepted until the end of next month. Those wishing to take part in the program must have an active case with Vocational Rehabilitation. To seek more information about the program visit  https://dhewd.mo.gov/apprenticeship_missouri.php.


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