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Welcome to: Missouri Association of Workforce Development

The Missouri Association of Workforce Development is a state association that supports career and technical training as well as workforce development. We are made up of individuals within the training and employment community who seek to enhance partnerships focused towards developing a competitive workforce.  Membership in MAWD affords an opportunity to interact with other professionals concerning relevant issues in the area of workforce development.


- Workforce Development Services should serve all job seekers and employers by:
- Every worker should have access to high quality training that is necessary to improve their ability to obtain and maintain meaningful employment in the 21st Century by:
- National and state funding for workforce development programs should be strengthened and stabilized to ensure all customers receive the optimal benefits by:
- Collaboration should be encouraged across all workforce development programs by:
- Innovation should be encouraged within the workforce development system by:
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MAWD relies on our Board of Directors to help steer and guide the organization on our quest to build a better support system for our workforce professionals. Interested in being on the Board?  Learn more here.

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Each year MAWD awards scholarships to eligible members or their dependents. This is our way of showing support to you and your family's professional growth and success. Find out more information and how to apply here.

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MAWD recognizes individual members and partner organizations for their achievement in collaboration, excellence in partnerships and outstanding service to the workforce profession. Find out more information and how to apply here.