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MAWD is Missouri's premier workforce development association, and our membership is a diverse and multi-talented group of professionals from across the state. Our commitment is to help you become the consummate workforce professional through training and development opportunities, networking resources and helping you be informed on legislative and administrative actions. This is all to help you do what you do best, identifying and implementing solutions to meet your customer's needs.

There are many benefits to being a MAWD member, and more are being developed all the time. Please read through the following information to see what our association offers to assist you.

The goals of MAWD include promotion of the the professional growth of the membership as well as the development, support and delivery of quality workforce development programs.  MAWD supports all local, state, and national legislation that would benefit employment, training, and workforce development programs.  Additionally, MAWD supports efforts of the Missouri and National Associations for Career and Technical Education.

To join MAWD, please complete the new membership registration form below. If renewing your dues, select the "MAWD Membership Renewal Only" link under the heading: Quick Pay – Yearly Dues Below. If you choose to complete the application online, it will automatically be sent to the proper person and you will be able to pay your dues online as well.

Please feel free to review MAWD’s current By-Laws.  Any changes to By-Laws must be submitted to the Board for discussion and review; however, all By-Law changes are voted on by the membership at the annual conference.  If you have suggested changes please contact Yvonne Wright at:


MAWD participates in state and national coalitions to spread the word about the benefits and role of workforce development.  Missouri's economy is made stronger every day thanks in part to the contributions of the workforce system.

New Members Registration Form