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Feb. 3, 2014ST. JOSEPH, Mo.  |  By: Snyder

Workforce Development Alliance Formed

The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has partnered with several schools and businesses in the area to form the Workforce Development Alliance (WDA).
The WDA was formed to coordinate local training and educational initiatives to support a prepared and engaged workforce.
President and CEO of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, R. Patt Lilly, says that the need for an educated and skilled workforce is what spurred the formation of the WDA.
The St. Joseph Public School District, Hillyard Technical Center, Missouri Western State University and the United Way of Greater St. Joseph are all among partners in the Alliance.
The WDA plans to meet on a  monthly basis to focus on issues including business efforts in workforce development.