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Services & Programs

Workforce Development - Construction On-the-Job Training / Apprenticeship

We help people achieve self-sufficiency through on-the-job training and apprenticeship in the construction industry.

Hippy is a successful graduate of the On-The-Job training program offered by Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. He had been homeless until he was admitted to the program where he says he developed the skills to work in today's market. PHOTO: John Farmer de la Torre/CCSOMO

What We Do

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri helps individuals develop the foundational soft and marketable skills, and stable work history, needed in today's competitive labor force through on-the-job training in the construction industry. We have partnered with educational institutions, employers and funders, to provide training in a skilled trade at a living wage and assistance with job placement. Training consists of six weeks of soft skills and classroom work; and four weeks in the trades. 

Eligibility

Candidates must apply for admission when training groups are organized. The next class is being organized now and will begin in January 2020.

Please call Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri's Joplin office to learn more at 417.624.3790.


The Next On-The-Job Training Class Is Being Organized Now and Begins January 2020!

We are forming our next On-The-Job training class in Joplin beginning in January 2020.

You can visit with us in person to learn more.

Information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, January 7 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 9 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

These information sessions are being held at 730 S. Wall St., Joplin, MO 64801

Application Process

Applications will be taken beginning on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday thru Wednesday, January 21 thru 22, 2020.

Enrollment notifications will be sent out on Thursday thru Friday, January 23 thru 24, 2020.

Enrollment begins Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Program Summary

Week One

Enrolled candidates will begin with skills testing on Monday thru Wednesday, January 27 thru 29, 2020.

Enrolled candidates will begin classroom instruction at Crowder College on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Week Two

Enrolled candidates continue classroom instruction at Crowder College.

Week Three

Enrolled candidates will begin work at Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri job site on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Week Four

Enrolled candidates continue work at Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri job site.

Week Five

Enrolled candidates will return to Crowder College on Monday, February 24, 2020. 

Week Six

Enrolled candidates continue classroom instruction at Crowder College.

Week Seven

Enrolled candidates return to work at Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri job site on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Week Eight

Enrolled candidates return to work at Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri job site.

Week Nine

Enrolled candidates return to Crowder College on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Week Ten

Enrolled candidates end classroom instruction at Crowder College on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Enrolled candidates participate in Job Center Mock Interviews on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Enrolled candidates graduate from On-The-Job training program; and participate in Job Center Graduation and Hiring Fair, on Friday, April 3, 2020.