The Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County - North Oaks has continuously evolved to meet the increasing demands of the career seeker and the business community. In 1987, the United States Department of Labor established Private Industry Councils to increase private sector involvement in the federal job training programs under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). In 1998, the entire workforce development system was reformed under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In the process, the Private Industry Councils were authorized to provide oversight of local workforce services. With the implementation of the WIA, the one-stop concept was created to offer both individuals and businesses a continuum of services (i.e. job training, job development, resource services, job skill development and job recruitment) at a single point of contact.
True to our tradition of evolving to meet the increasing demands of the community, the Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County (North Oaks and Florissant ) adopted the Next Generation Career Center, service delivery system. Under the direction of the Missouri Department of Economic Development -- Division of Workforce Development(DWD), Career Centers reorganized with the ultimate goal of providing customers with a more seamless delivery of services.
The mission of the Missouri Career Centers- Saint Louis County is to serve as a partnership between Saint Louis County residents and businesses in supporting the Saint Louis Metropolitan area's economic development with a qualified workforce.
Who We Are
The Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County - are part of a national network of workforce development professionals. Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor and the Missouri State Division of Workforce Development through a grant to the Saint Louis County Department of Human Services.