BRPC Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Information about the organization’s start and pictures of past anniversaries, regional partners, and staff members were displayed. The many projects and programs with which BRPC has been involved in over the years were also featured. Those attending enjoyed the opportunity to see old friends and reminisce. A sincere thank you to our membership and partners for your support in Boonslick Regional Planning Commission’s mission to improve the quality of life in Lincoln, Montgomery and Warren counties. BRPC will continue celebrating this milestone at its annual meeting in December.
A special thanks to Mary Anne Kemper and her family for the beautiful floral arrangement they sent for the occasion. Charles (Pheeze) Kemper, former mayor of Troy, Missouri, served as the chairman of BRPC for many years. He passed away in March 2017. Mrs. Kemper was not able to attend the open house, but shared the following comments:
Tight 360 Apprenticeship Program
Tight 360 Tool & Machine, LLC, located in Jonesburg, Missouri indicated a need for skilled workers including welders, welding fabricators, machinists, CNC programmers, maintenance machinists, and die designers. Boonslick Regional Planning Commission provided outreach which resulted in an exciting opportunity for the business and the region’s workforce.
The Department of Labor worked with Tight 360 to establish an apprenticeship program in which newly-hired employees will learn about advanced manufacturing in all the areas for which the business needs skilled applicants. These employees will participate in the On-the-Job Training program through the Missouri Job Center-Warrenton. Up to 50% of the employees’ wages will be reimbursed to the employer through this program. Northeast Missouri Workforce Development Board Director Diane Simbro submitted a grant application which was approved by the Division of Workforce Development to fund equipment for the business, which plans to create fourteen jobs. Tight 360 Tool & Machine will work to make a difference in the lives of disabled veterans by providing them with five apprenticeship choices in the advanced manufacturing industry.
A ribbon cutting to celebrate the apprenticeship program was held on May 22, 2018. Congratulations to all on this successful collaboration which will help both employers and job seekers in the region!
Warren County Celebrates its Designation as a Certified Work Ready Community
Warren County celebrated its designation as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The CWRC designation is the result of a unified effort by workforce development professionals—along with business, education, local government, and community leaders—to meet the economic development needs of Warren County.
Mardy Leathers, Director of the Division of Workforce Development – Missouri Department of Economic Development, served as guest speaker for the event. He presented Warren County officials with a proclamation from the Governor’s office.
BRPC Business Outreach Coordinator JoAnn Toerper thanked the many individuals who worked to achieve the CWRC designation for Warren County. Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jan Olearnick, who served as the county’s team leader, presented certificates to local employers supporting the initiative. Brian Crouse from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry assisted in presenting these certificates. Being a designated Certified Work Ready Community will strengthen Warren County’s ability to serve existing businesses and attract new businesses. Congratulations on this achievement! List of employers supporting the CWRC initiative in Warren County.
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission takes an active role in community and economic development issues. For further information on any of our services, or to send comments regarding this website, contact Executive Director Chad Eggen at (636) 456-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org .