Missouri Workforce Innovation Networks Grants
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MoWINS funds are made available for qualified students under the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT). TAACCCT provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. Included in the training paths are the opportunity to obtain credit for Prior Learning which may lessen the time necessary to earn a credential.
North Central Missouri College (NCMC) is a participant in the Missouri Community College Association TAA Community College Grant (MCCATAAC) as a means to enable Missouri Trade Act, unemployed, underemployed, dislocated, and other disadvantaged learners to obtain the education and training necessary to productively enter or re-enter the workforce. The Consortium, through these education and training programs, provides the opportunity for individuals to earn credentials that prepare them for higher-wage, high-skill, and high demand occupations. The design for the education and training programs is one that provides a pathway for continued movement for participants toward higher or stackable credentialing as a means to improve academically, professionally, and economically to meet Missouri workforce need and reinforce the economical infrastructure of the State.
MoWINS grants serve a targeted population which includes Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) eligible participants, unemployed participants, underemployed participants and disadvantaged participants. There is flexibility to include a broad spectrum of individuals (as participants) from varied socioeconomic backgrounds for training purposes.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
TAA applies to individuals who have lost their jobs, through no fault of their own as a result of foreign trade. Missouri state merit staff (DOLR & DWD) administers this program and determines individual Trade eligibility.
An individual who has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff; employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement the facility will close within 180 days; self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but unemployed as a result of general economic conditions or natural disasters; and a displaced homemaker.
An individual who is working part-time but desires full time employment, or is working in employment not commensurate with the individual’s demonstrated level of educational and/or disadvantaged achievement. The local Workforce Investment Board negotiated average earnings target wage should be referenced to aid in eligibility determination.
Individuals scoring below the designated cut-off score on an assessment test will be defined as “Disadvantaged” for the purposes of MoWINS eligibility.
The Jobs for Veterans Act (Pub. L. 107-288) requires priority of service to veterans and spouses of certain veterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services in any job training program directly funded, in whole or in part, by the DOL. To obtain priority of service a veteran or spouse must meet the program’s eligibility requirement.
Are You Eligible?
To be determined eligible for the grant, students will need to visit a Missouri Career Center. Appointments are not necessary, but plan to spend a couple hours for your initial visit. Missouri Career Centers are busiest during lunch hours, so you may want to plan your visit earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon.
Missouri Career Centers in/near NCMC’s 16-County Region
Trenton Missouri Career Center
114 Main Street
Trenton MO 64683
Monday- Thursday 8:30- 11:30am, 12:00- 4:30 pm Friday 9:00- 11:30am, 12:00- 4:30pm
Chillicothe MO Career Center
601 West Mohawk
Chillicothe MO 64601
Monday- Thursday 8:30- 4:30 pm Friday 9:00- 4:30pm
Maryville MO Career Center
114 West 3rd Street
Maryville MO 64468
Monday- Thursday 8:30- 4:30 pm Friday 9:00- 4:30pm
St. Joseph MO Career Center
301 South 7th Street
St. Joseph MO 64503
Monday- Thursday 8:30- 4:30 pm
Or apply with North Central Missouri College
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