Workforce Development

Connecting People to Jobs in the St. Louis Region

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is taking an active role in the workforce space by being a convener, connector and collaborator, all to ensure access to workforce opportunity and resources for everyone.

We are intentional about reaching out to under-served and foreign-born populations to create equitable opportunities for all St. Louisans, as demonstrated through our work with the St. Louis Promise Zone and St. Louis Mosaic Project.

Regional Workforce Efforts is your resource for learning about all the benefits of skilled careers (aka jobs that don’t require a Bachelor’s degree), the different paths available to you, and the resources in our city that can help you gain the skills you need to get a job that you’ll love.

Blueprint4Careers was launched in 2019 through a partnership with the Clark-Fox Family Foundation and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. It is a free career exploration guide for training programs that can launch you into a successful, high-demand skilled career. You will be able to do career program search by keywords and categories such as bioscience, culinary, and information technology.

The International Institute’s job training and placement services are free and available to all refugees in addition to immigrants who meet income requirements.

C.N.A. , Housekeeping, and Sewing training are likewise free to refugees and immigrants who meet income requirements. Immigrants who earn too much to qualified for free services can still join the classes by paying the fees listed.

Save Our Sons Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Save Our Sons (SOS) program seeks to help economically disadvantaged African American men living in the St. Louis region find jobs and have the opportunity to earn livable wages.

St. Louis County Workforce – Job Seeker Service

SLATE – St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

Missouri Job Search Resource

St. Louis Community College:

Accelerated Job Training

The Workforce Solutions Group develops industry-specific training in partnership with the college’s campuses and local employers to help adults retrain for in-demand occupations in shorter duration formats. This is a comprehensive list of the variety of accelerated job training programs that have been developed by the Workforce Solutions Group.

Boeing Pre-Employment Training

Accelerated Job Training, Professional Development offered through Accelerated Job Training @ Florissant Valley Center for Workforce Innovation. Since 2007, Boeing and STLCC’s innovative workforce development partnership has trained and positioned job candidates for successful careers at Boeing.


Launchcode – Coding/Tech

We offer FREE tech education and job-readiness training. Qualified individuals are matched with an apprenticeship at one of our employer partners who need tech talent, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to fresh new start-ups. More than four out of five of our apprenticeships result in a full-time job offer, and most LaunchCoders double their previous salary after landing a job.


Located on the campuses of Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) and St. Louis Community College, NPower Missouri provides FREE technology training and development to young adult job seekers, offering an alternative fast-track to tech jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent.


Apprenticeships let companies train someone in exactly what they want. By working with employers to identify entry-level opportunities, we help those who are new to the cybersecurity industry get real-world experience while also getting paid.



The Building Union Diversity (BUD) program is a five-week union construction pre-apprenticeship program, offered at no charge to selected individuals who meet the admission requirements. BUD offers enrollees a comprehensive introduction to construction employment and provides relevant national skills certification training, with a particular focus on job safety. During the program, several local unions also open their training centers to give participants some hands-on experience and a feel for each of the trades.

Gateway Global

Gateway Global American Youth and Business Alliance Academies Inc. (AYBAA) is an education management and workforce solutions provider.  We specialize in STEM based apprenticeship education and workforce development solutions aimed at entry level tech positions that have the potential to progress into management and beyond. We believe that the answers to business workforce issues have solutions that begin with K-12.

Various Scholarships for Students Available Now

Scholarship Central connects students residing in Missouri and students residing in the St. Louis Metro Illinois counties to financial resources for college.

There are various scholarships available for students on an ongoing basis.