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Emerson invests in the Ferguson workforce

Twenty-six-year-old Jordan Graves dreams of someday owning his own mechanics shop in Ferguson, his hometown. He wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, who owned a mechanics shop in St. 777 more words


Business professionals find joy in teaching as a second career

She left cold calls behind. Sales quotas, too, were now in the past. As Debra Stidham began her first day as a teacher, she felt ready to face a new challenge: a room full of third-graders. 811 more words


High school counselors see manufacturing jobs firsthand

Donna Mueller knows college isn’t the best option for every high school graduate. But as a school counselor, it’s often difficult to show students it’s possible to have a good career without a four-year degree. 346 more words


Show-Me Scholars inspires students to make the most of high school

High school seniors are often stereotyped as lacking motivation, having a tendency to “lose” their homework and stacking their semesters with easy classes.

But Luke Walker had no time for any of that during his senior year. 634 more words


BJC HealthCare promotes lifelong learning

From an early age, Roxie Rikard knew she wanted to be a nurse, but she never quite found the time to pursue her nursing degree until she began working at… 784 more words


Springfield area students explore jobs with GO CAPS

Jordan Hill didn’t know what the GO CAPS program was until his grandmother sent him an article she found. But then he knew right away that he wanted to be a part of the Springfield-region program when it started. 1,142 more words