In the Bootheel, several jobs are going unfilled. This is why the Sikeston Career and Technology Center is offering more training for technical jobs. Officials say last year the Career and Technology Center was awarded $100,000 for the Missouri pre-apprenticeship program and this program is designed to give students exposure to welding, manufacturing and other related industries. Officials say the center has several dynamic industrial partnerships and many of them say Hey, we need more students. We need more employees for the workforce. Officials also know some students will need help with tuition. Officials say they have form the students will fill out. Potential students will fill out that form and it will come directly to them and then they will enroll them into the course. Courses start in September. Since this is a new program, the school isn’t sure how many students will enroll. The tuition is free for students who meet the criteria for financial support. The cost varies for each course.