LSEDC Takes Active Role in Workforce Development

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In honor of Economic Development Week, the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council is celebrating the contributions economic development organizations (EDO) make to their communities. One of the key roles of an EDO is to attract and grow existing businesses. When companies look to relocate or expand, one of the top considerations is access to a highly-skilled workforce. That is why … Read More

UCM, Lee’s Summit School District partner to launch avionics program

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UCM Avionics Advisory Board

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI — With the help of industry experts and regional stakeholders, the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy are working together to launch a new avionics and unmanned aircraft systems (drones) career pathways program. A new Avionics Advisory Board met for the first time on Aug. 23 to … Read More

Real-World Projects Make Mutually Beneficial Internship Program

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A celebration took place Tuesday at ULTRAX Aerospace, where a group of interns recently completed a summer internship program. The Lee’s Summit company creates mission-critical maintenance and sustainment technologies for aircraft and fleets. Ten engineering students from prestigious programs at universities such as Missouri Science and Technology, University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Truman State University were selected. There … Read More

Lee’s Summit Business Owner Helps Fill Workforce Gap With Summer Internship Program

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Colby Jacquemin is only 17 years old, but he is already gaining valuable on-the-job training to prepare him for his future career. The Lone Jack High School and Summit Technology Academy student spent his summer interning at Creative Blow Mold Tooling in Lee’s Summit, where he learned to make molds that end up on factory lines all over the world. … Read More

Missouri Innovation Campus racks up national, regional awards

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LSR-7 School Board recognizes awards, overall achievement at December meeting The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) has received 13 national and regional architecture and design awards since opening in the fall of 2017. Home to Summit Technology Academy, MIC is a progressive initiative that allows high school graduates to earn a college degree in two years with little to zero debt. … Read More