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Helping Missouri students explore local career opportunities

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Legislation that would help Missouri students explore career opportunities in their communities continues to make progress in the General Assembly. On April 12 a Senate Committee heard testimony on a bill that would allow Missouri school districts to give credit toward graduation when students pursue opportunities like internships, apprenticeships and other valuable out-of-the-classroom learning experiences. […]

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April 22: STEM Signing Day in Missouri

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On April 22, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will recognize 20 outstanding students from across the state as they sign letters of intent to study science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Signing Day puts the spotlight on brilliant Missouri high school seniors as they make the big decision on where to further their education, […]

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Senate approves critical workforce bill

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A bill passed by the Missouri Senate is aimed at helping employers confront a growing talent shortage. Senate Bill 672 would expand and extend Missouri’s innovative Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant program. It is a top workforce priority for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into law […]

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Eight Missouri high school graduates earn $1,000 Show-Me Scholars scholarships

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has selected eight graduating high school seniors from around Missouri to receive $1,000 scholarships through its Show-Me Scholars & Tech Masters program. The scholarships are funded thanks to the generosity of AT&T Missouri. This program is a statewide effort to encourage Missouri high school students to study more rigorously by bringing […]

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Missouri Chamber STEM Signing Day goes virtual, awards $25,000 in scholarships

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On June 26, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized outstanding students from across the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The second annual Missouri STEM Signing Day award ceremony was a virtual event streamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page. Each student received […]

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Missouri Chamber to honor students pursing STEM careers

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On June 26, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will recognize outstanding students from across the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The second annual Missouri STEM Signing Day award ceremony will be a virtual event livestreamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page at […]

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Using business experience to fix Missouri’s teacher shortage

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Missouri public schools play a huge role in developing the state’s workforce of the future. However, an ongoing teacher shortage means many Missouri schools are facing workforce issues of their own. According to a 2019 report, there are more than 3,500 positions in our state’s public schools that are either unfilled or being filled by […]

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Retaining Missouri’s young workers with a student work-study program

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The Missouri Chamber’s Workforce2030 Report revealed Missouri lags behind other states in its growth of number of young workers, a demographic critical to our labor pool. While the nation is expecting modest young-worker growth of 4.4 percent over the next decade, Missouri is expecting only 2.5 percent growth of its 25 to 44-year-old population. And […]

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30th Leadership Missouri class to convene in 2020

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Leadership Missouri is preparing to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020. The program, founded by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 1990, identifies current and emerging leaders, enhances their leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the state’s opportunities and challenges. Starting in April, the new class will gather in Jefferson City to […]

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