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Workforce Development

The Chamber prides itself on making workforce development one of its strategic pillars; constantly aiding businesses and employees to find attainable employment while providing access to professional development.

Through its many partnerships from the Missouri Job Center, to State Technical College and Missouri Enterprise, the Chamber strives to provide resources to employees and employers.

We are excited to have Megan Kempker, Workforce Developement and Training Coordinator on staff to assist in achieving these goals.

MoAMP Program

Are you interested in being a Maintenance Technician? If so, you should apply for the MoAMP Program!

What is MoAMP?
Free Manufacturing Training offered through the Callaway Chamber of Commerce and State Technical College of Missouri MoAMP Grant.
Who is Eligible?
Any underemployed, unemployed, or low skilled individual who wants to gain the skillsets to succeed in the workforce.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years or older, and have a high school degree or equivalent.
How to Apply
Come in to the Callaway Chamber of Commerce Monday-Thursday between 8am and 2pm to fill out an application.
Individuals will then be required to pass the NCRC exam in order to qualify.
*The MoAMP program will begin when 16 participants have applied and passed the NCRC exam.

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Welding Apprentice Program

Through our partnership with State Technical College of Missouri and Central Workforce Development Board, the Chamber offers a welding apprenticeship program for adults and youth. This program was set up to help meet the high demand for welders in Callaway and surrounding counties. Eight individuals participate in 120 hours of training. The training, administered by State Tech, includes classroom training, live welding, and virtual welding on welding simulators.  Through this program, Chamber houses two of the most advanced welding simulators produced by Lincoln Electric for participation use.

In addition to the adult training, the Chamber hosts a youth program that mirrors the same classes as those stated above.  In the most recent youth program, there were 8 youth participants.  The youth participants were part of the underserved population and had some sort of barrier to employment.  Once the youth complete their 120 hours of training, they are placed with a welding employer in Callaway County to gain 240 hours of paid work experience.