The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced Ste. Genevieve County has achieved official designation as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). The initiative helps communities validate the skills and knowledge of their emerging, transitioning and current workforce.
“Missouri continues to grow as Ste. Genevieve and other local counties throughout the state strengthen workforces, the number one asset to attracting and retaining business,” said DED Mike Downing.
The ceremony was held at the Mississippi Lime Company Learning Center, a large supporter of the program. Dr. Kimberly Bauman of Mississippi Lime chairs AIM’s Environmental Committee and serves on the AIM Board of Directors.
Ray McCarty, president of Associated Industries of Missouri, was a member of a small task force that initially helped Missouri become one of the first states to implement the “Work Ready Communities” designation and help promote the “National Career Readiness Certificate” program.