JOPLIN, MO.--- Thousands of jobs and millions of dollars, it's what Governor Jay Nixon is talking about as he travels through Joplin today. Governor Jay Nixon is highlighting the success of the "Missouri Works" program. He stopped at C.D. Aviation Services in Joplin today to talk about how it's helping local business succeed. The company was approved for $11,000 in training assistance.
It helped to spur on a $400,000 investment by the company. The president says they have been seeing continuing growth and that support from the state has played an important role. "Missouri Works" allots $8 million to help with economic development and workforce training programs. Nixon says state funding has grown and last year helped train more than 37,000 workers.
"Even while we were cutting spending in other areas, we increased spending for our customized training program over the last few years by over 50%. By partnering with area colleges and technical schools, we're able to provide Missouri employers with training programs that are custom tailored to meet their specific needs," said Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri.
C.D. Aviation Services works with clients around the world to maintain and repair turbo prop engines. They have about 40 employees. The company has been in Joplin for six years, one of two sites for the company along with another in Canada.
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