Training & Certification

Missouri Job Centers

Job centers offer a wide variety of programs and courses to provide workers and unemployed workers the training needed to advance in their careers. Find a Job Center near you.

Programs offered at job centers include:

Career Ready 101
Training for basic workplace skills, NCRC skills, and the ACT Workkeys assessment system. Visit your nearest Job Center and become a member to join the program.
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
The National Career Readiness Certificate verifies to employers anywhere in the United States that applicants have essential skills in Reading, Math and Locating Information.
Classroom Occupational Skill Training
Skill training for many different fields and occupations is available in a classroom setting at many job centers.
On-the-Job Training
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is training provided at a worksite by an employer. The trainee is an employee of the participating business and trainees receive wages and/or benefits while learning a new skill. Register for On-the-Job Training at a Missouri Job Center near you.
WorkReadyMissouri helps job seekers who are receiving unemployment insurance connect with businesses and organizations looking for skilled workers.

The Missouri Career Guide

The Missouri Career Guide guide assists students in making informed career choices. It also helps job seekers of all ages identify education and skills-development resources to improve their job-hunting and interviewing skills.

Job Outlook and Career Grades

What are the hot jobs of tomorrow? See what education will be needed for jobs in quickly-growing fields, plus how much the occupations pay in Missouri. Check the Job Outlook and Career Grades.

Training Programs

Whether you need training to gain new skills to help you find a job or brush up on safety requirements for your current job, the State of Missouri offers training and professional development programs for many different jobs, fields and careers.

Popular Training and Certification Classes

Training Tools for Youth

Job Corps
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.