Warren County to Celebrate its Designation as a Certified Work Ready Community
Warren County will celebrate its designation as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The celebration will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Warren County Administration Building (lower level), 101 Mockingbird Lane, Warrenton, Missouri. Mardy Leathers, Director of the Division of Workforce Development – Missouri Department of Economic Development, will serve as guest speaker for the event.
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. Please join us to celebrate this important achievement! Flyer
Village of Whiteside Fundraiser
The Village of Whiteside is having a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Whiteside School House. Proceeds from the event will be used for town improvements. Details can be seen on this flyer. Good luck to the community in its efforts to raise funds!
Broadband Presentation Given at BRPC General Membership Meeting
Missouri Farm Bureau Consultant Anita J. (Janie) Dunning provided a presentation on broadband for the BRPC membership. Janie is familiar with the region through working with USDA Rural Development. She talked about the investments in infrastructure that have been made in communities over the years, and how the communities will fall behind – no matter how much infrastructure is in place – if they don’t have broadband. Read more
BRPC Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2018
This year, Boonslick Regional Planning Commission will celebrate 50 years of service. Founded on May 27, 1968, the organization was formed in response to federal legislation which allowed governments to join together to collectively address the economic and social needs of a region.
The organization plans to host a public open house and reception on May 23, 2018, which will take place at the BRPC office. The staff looks forward to highlighting the many contributions and celebrating the service to communities provided by BRPC. Previous chairmen, board members, and staff will be invited to share their stories of the people, projects, and happenings over the years.
Save the Date — BRPC Open House, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Details will be sent as the event nears. We hope to see you then!
Warren County Designated a Work Ready Community!
The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced that Warren County has been designated as a Certified Work Ready Community. The 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.
The foundation of the certification is based on individuals at the county level earning an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and employers recognizing this credential. The NCRC is earned through scoring at certain competency levels on the WorkKeys Assessment which measures skills critical to on-the-job success across industries and occupations.
The Missouri Job Center of Warrenton, located at the office of Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), offered the WorkKeys Assessment to individuals who were employed, as well as those transitioning from their current jobs. In addition, staff worked with local school districts to test students who would soon be graduating and entering the job market. The assessment provides evidence of skills gaps. Educators are able to establish training which addresses these skills gaps, helping to create a strong talent pipeline for both existing businesses and new businesses considering locating in the area.
BRPC Business Outreach Coordinator JoAnn Toerper shares: “We are so proud that Warren County has achieved designation as a Work Ready Community. This was truly a collaborative effort of local businesses and educators, elected officials, chambers of commerce, economic developers, and other community leaders. I cannot stress enough the importance of partners like St. Charles Community College, East Central College, and Division of Workforce Development personnel. Everyone worked as a team to achieve this goal.”
Being designated as a Work Ready Community illustrates Warren County’s commitment to bring opportunities for success to its residents and businesses.
Congratulations on this important achievement!
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 .