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Missouri Apprenticeship Programs (state government site)

Franklin Apprenticeships – Named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, a leader who began his professional life as an apprentice. Franklin Apprentices recognize the value in learning by doing, honing both skills and knowledge, not only for self-advancement but also for national prosperity. Offered are pre-apprenticeship programs which will provide participants with foundational IT knowledge and skills and help candidates determine if they have the aptitude and mindset for a technology career.

Builder’s Association, Missouri, Apprenticeship Programs – The Builders Association Training Center in North Kansas City, MO is home to many apprenticeship training programs including bricklayers; cement finishers; glaziers; ironworkers; painters; plasterers; pointer, caulker, cleaners; and tile, marble, terrazzo finishers.

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Apprenticeships – From cosmetology to plumbing, a whole span of industries require licensure. Obtaining a license in Missouri is a costly and time-consuming barrier for many Missourians. Apprenticeship programs provide an alternative path so that rather than paying thousands of dollars and leaving the workforce to complete the education, workers can get hands-on experience, learn the necessary skills and, in many cases, get paid for that training,

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Online College Database

The Online College Database provides future post-secondary students with the information they need, at no cost, to make informed decisions about where to attend college. The database team has created a guide to all 127 colleges in Missouri to include both two and four year schools. Factors such as enrollment size, tuition, gender ratio, student to faculty ratio, campus setting, acceptance rate and ROTC availability is included for each college. Access the Online College Database at:

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Trulaske Leadership Academy:

This event is a one day opportunity for senior students to learn more about the University of Missouri-Columbia, and in particular, their business school.  Included are workshops for students and the chance to talk to current Mizzou Business students about their experiences and how they can prepare for college. Held at WHS. 

There is an application process for the Trulaske Leadership Academy. This application, as well as more information, can be found at 


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