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Governor Elect Nixon Stresses Importance of Job Training at STLCC-Florissant Valley

January 07, 2009

Jay Nixon  
Gov.-elect Jay Nixon chats with students in the AmerenUE Line
Worker Apprenticeship Program. 

On Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, Missouri Gov.-elect Jay Nixon held a press conference at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in the Emerson Center Manufacturing Lab to lay out the initial steps of his Show Me JOBS plan, a bipartisan effort to get Missourians back to work.

Creating incentives for worker training and re-training is an important component of the Show Me JOBS plan. Gov.-elect Nixon noted that programs like the AmerenUE Line Worker Apprenticeship at STLCC-Florissant Valley are especially valuable now and met with several of the students participating in the program. 
"During these difficult economic times, we must come together, across party lines, to get Missourians working," said Gov.-elect Nixon. "Missouri is home to the most innovative, most productive workers in the world, but as the national economic crisis worsens, too many of our friends and neighbors are unemployed. Too many Missouri families are struggling to make ends meet. I'm proud to join the leaders of both parties in taking historic steps to turn this economy around."

Other courses of action for the Show Me JOBS plan include providing low-interest loans for small businesses, expanding the Missouri Quality Jobs program, establishing an automotive manufacturing task force, fostering expansion of Missouri businesses and coordinating all state actions with federal efforts.

St. Louis Community College is committed to providing affordable, quality job training through our many career and technical education programs and Workforce Development services. For more information, log onto the St. Louis Community College's Workforce Development information.