July 23, 2020

East Central College is continuing its collaboration with the state to offer several FastTrack training programs developed to assist area residents who are receiving unemployment benefits.

Through the program, many Missouri residents receiving unemployment benefits are eligible for tuition reimbursement for the FastTrack training program, with the goal of lowering the approximate 10 percent unemployment rate.

The programs are designed to provide job skills in a variety of fields: manufacturing, IT, health care, logistics, aerospace, child care and business operations to prepare people with the skills to enter one of these high-demand careers in the area.

ECC’s FastTrack programs are being held in conjunction with Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD).

The cost of the programs will be provided by the state of Missouri’s dislocated worker funds to those receiving unemployment insurance. Funding is limited, those interested need to contact their local job center to confirm their eligibility.

Each training program, other than the Certified Nursing Assistant program, is taught online or remotely and the length of completion for each program is approximately 2-4 months. The short-term programming is specifically designed in an effort to have the student complete the program in a timely manner to enter the workforce.

For more information about the program and contact information for local job centers, visit www.eastcentral.edu/cwd/fasttrack.

People also may call 636-649-5800 or email Training@eastcentral.edu to learn more.





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