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MoSTEMWINs Eligibility

MoSTEMWINs serves a target population which includes unemployed, underemployed, low-skilled participants, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) eligible participants and Veterans. Applicants must have a High School diploma or equivalent and be 18 years of age prior to the completion of their workforce training program. Other eligibility requirements, such as a background check and minimum assessment scores, may apply to the programs of study within the MoSTEMWINs grant.


An individual who has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff; employed at a facility at which the employer has made a general announcement the facility will close within 180 days; self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but unemployed as a result of general economic conditions or natural disasters; and a displaced homemaker.


An individual who is working part-time but desires full time employment, or is working in employment not commensurate with the individual’s demonstrated level of educational and/or skill achievement. The local Workforce Investment Board negotiated average earnings target wage should be referenced to aid in eligibility determination.


Individuals scoring below the designated cut-off score on an assessment test are defined as “low-skilled.”

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) For Workers

An individual who has lost their job as a result of foreign trade may be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance. To qualify for Trade Adjustment Assistance, the business you worked for must be on a list of Trade Act-eligible companies. Missouri state staff administers this program and determine individual TAA for Workers eligibility. Your local Missouri American Job Center (Career Center) may assist in determining if you qualify for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Service Priority

The following applicants will receive priority in the selection of participants under this grant-funded program:


The Jobs for Veterans Act (Pub. L. 107-288) requires priority of service to veterans and spouses of certain veterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services in any job training program directly funded, in whole or in part, by the Department of Labor. To obtain priority of service a veteran or spouse must meet the program’s eligibility requirements.


Veteran - A person who served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. Active service includes full-time Federal service in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time duty for training purposes.

Eligible Spouse - A person who is the spouse of: (a) any veteran who died of a service-connected disability, (b) any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: (i) missing in action; (ii) captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or (iii) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.

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