MAWD AWARDS



Have a friend, colleague or workforce professional worth recognizing?  MAWD will be recognizing individual members and partner organizations for their achievement in collaboration, excellence in partnerships, and outstanding service to the workforce professional over this past year during the membership meeting. 

Deadline for MAWD's 2022 award nominations is March 15, 2022.  Submit Completed form to Tracy Polk at tpolk@springfieldmo.gov.

MAWD Professional of the Year Award

This award is to recognize experienced workforce development professionals who have made the highest meritorious contribution to the designing and implementing professional development initiatives that enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of workforce development professionals.  Nominees may be involved in curriculum development, professional credentialing, staff training, staff evaluation, incentives, needs assessment and/or related areas. Please download the nomination form below.

Criteria:

This award will be presented to workforce development professionals who have made contributions/achieved prominence above salaried position assignments at the local, state, regional and national level.

Eligibility:

  • Currently in a supportive role in the field of Workforce Development or have spent the significant part of their professional career in a supportive role.
  • Made significant contributions to their field of expertise in a supportive role with Workforce Development.
  • Been a member of Missouri Association for Workforce Development , in good standing, for at least the past 3 years.


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MAWD Workforce Keystone Award

This award is to recognize experienced workforce development staff not on the ‘front line’ working directly with participants, but are providing the highest level of meritorious service behind the scenes. Nominees may be involved in providing administrative support, financial expertise, information technology services and/or other workforce development support related areas. Many workforce staff provide these much needed services each and every day. Without their dedication, much of what is done couldn’t happen in such a smooth and efficient manner.

Criteria:

This award will be presented to a workforce development professional that has made various contributions to their employer, be it local or state, by spending a significant part of their professional career in a supportive role.

Eligibility:

  • Currently in a supportive role in the field of Workforce Development or have spent the significant part of their professional career in a supportive role.
  • Made significant contributions to their field of expertise in a supportive role with Workforce Development.
  • Been a member of Missouri Association for Workforce Development , in good standing, for at least the past 3 years.



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MAWD Partner Collaboration Award

This award is to recognize an outstanding professional from a partner agency in the workforce system. Nominees should be employed by any partner involved in the workforce system, and should indicate how this individual promotes partnership, innovation and collaboration within the workforce community.

Criteria:

This award will be presented to workforce development partners who have made a significant contribution to collaboration at the state, local or regional level.

Eligibility:

  • Currently employed by a partner in the workforce system.
  • Made significant contributions to their field of expertise in collaborating with workforce system partners.
  • Been a member of Missouri Association for Workforce Development, in good standing, for at least the past 2 years.


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MAWD Local Excellence in Partnership Award

MAWD is pleased to announce the Local Excellence Award in Partnership (LEAP). This award is designed to promote WIOA partnering activities through the local Workforce Development Boards. Each Local Workforce Development Board is encouraged to submit their application.

Criteria:

  • How funds will be used to promote an existing or new initiative around workforce partnering.
  • Involvement by both WIOA Core and Required partners in this initiative
  • A matched contribution by the WDB (can be in-kind, ie. Facility space, etc) equal to the grant award.
  • Award dollars must be utilized during the grant year awarded.
  • One Workforce Board grantee will be chosen among the nominees. Award recipient will be announced at the MAWD conference.
  • Award amount is $2500.00


Click here to submit your nomination form now. 


Missouri Association for Workforce Development is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 912 Main Street, Trenton, Missouri 64683

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