Governor’s workforce development program passes House committee

The Missouri House Workforce Development Committee passed a grant program backed by Gov. Mike Parson that would pay for job training for “high-demand” industries.

The $22 million Fast Track Workforce Incentive grant program would cover four semesters of workforce development training in fields for which employers cannot find enough qualified employees. The program would be worth $22 million.

The committee, which consists of 10 Republicans and four Democrats, approved the bill to create the Fast Track program unanimously.

The bill was scheduled for another hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Read more: Columbia Missourian

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