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The University of Missouri Extension has had the privilege of serving as a SkillUP provider and appreciates you seeking our services.
As of September 30, 2018, MU Extension will no longer provide SkillUP services. However, we want to ensure that you can receive the assistance you are seeking.

SkillUP is a program that works with people who are Missouri Food Stamps recipients who desire additional training or support to become employed or to improve their current employment. SkillUP can assist in the following areas:

  • Career Guidance – Exploring your interests
    • Provision Of Labor Market Research, ONET
    • Provision of Information On Training Providers
    • Resume Prep
  • Developing an Individual Employment Plan
  • Vocational Education
  • Job Search Activities
  • Job Retention Services

To learn more about the SkillUP program please visit https://mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/missouri-employment-training-program.

We encourage you to reach out to one of the following partners:

  1. Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) member institutions
    Missouri has a strong network of thirteen community colleges and technical schools across the state. Each of the thirteen are SkillUP providers and can assist students with either certificate programs or associates degrees to ensure that the student is able to gain employment. Contact your local community for more information. To find the school closest to you go to: https://www.mccatoday.org/our-colleges.
  2. Missouri Division of Workforce Development and your local Missouri Job Center
    There are over 40 Job Centers located throughout the state of Missouri. You can find their locations at https://jobs.mo.gov/career-centers. Your local job center can not only assist you with SkillUP information and resources but also a wide range of employment services.
  3. Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program
    The MWA program assists persons to become ready for a job, get real work experience, find employment and retain a job. A map of local MWA providers, office hours and phone numbers can be found at https://dss.mo.gov/dss_map/.

 


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