Reflecting on workforce development goals he set early in his tenure as Missouri Governor, Mike Parson on March 2 said a new initiative at the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) to prepare students for the workforce of the future “is exactly what we need to do” as a state.
Like many manufacturing business owners, Michael Bohning had felt the pain of a tight labor market. Bohning bought Creative Blow Mold Tooling in 2006. The Lee’s Summit company designs, manufactures, repairs and tools products for the blow mold industry. Creative’s products end up on factory lines all over the world to help create the products found on store shelves, but … Read More
The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council (LSEDC) is pleased to announce that Tina Chace has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Business Development. In her new role, Chace will lead LSEDC’s business retention and workforce development efforts, as well as oversee investor relations for the organization. “Tina has done a fantastic job handling operations and marketing … Read More
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— December 19, 2018—More than 50 local high school students toured three Lee’s Summit companies on National Manufacturing Day to observe manufacturing processes in real time and learn about career paths in advanced manufacturing. For one Lee’s Summit student, the event offered more than learning: It brought a paid internship with ULTRAX Aerospace. “A couple of students really … Read More
Teens explore careers in advanced manufacturing with tours of local companies LEE’S SUMMIT, MO– October 9, 2018—More than 50 high school students visited a trio of Lee’s Summit companies to learn first-hand about careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. The educational event coincided with National Manufacturing Day, which was created to inspire students to choose careers in modern manufacturing. “This … Read More
Event hosted by MCC-Longview and sponsored by Lee’s Summit R-7 offers alternate, lucrative perspective on traditional education path By Krista Klaus You don’t necessarily need a four-year degree to land a six-figure job. That’s the message carried by Dr. Cindy Moss, senior director of global STEM initiatives for Discovery Education and shared with LSEDC leaders at its February Advisory Luncheon. … Read More