EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
A RED CIRCLE
6439 Plymouth Ave., Suite #W130, Wellston 63133
Located in the Stl Partnership Business Center. Founded to address racial injustice and inequality in the North St. Louis County region. Five focus areas are: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts.
Associated General Contractors of Missouri
STL Construction Career Center
6330 Knox Industrial Drive, Ste. 200 63139 314-678-1403 or 314-781-2356
The STL Construction Career Center provides education to the St. Louis community regarding the value of and the opportunities for Careers in Construction and functions as a clearing house of information, resources, and support services for those entering the construction trades.
ALL AMONG US
107 Carson Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135
Opportunities to reverse intergenerational poverty through financial literacy, housing assistance, workforce readiness, mental health services, and more.
1315 Ann Ave. 63104
Year-round recruitment for people to work in disaster relief and other projects.
BETTER FAMILY LIFE
Cultural, Educational and Business Center (Headquarters)
5415 Page Blvd 63112
Missouri Work Assistance Other Programs Offered through the MET Center and other resources. Better Family Life provides many resources and several locations.
BLUEPRINT 4 CAREERS
A free website devoted to jobs, training and employment in this area, with a focus on youth. Launched in 2019 through a partnership with the Clark-Fox Family Foundation and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Lists of employment opportunities and more.
2639 Cherokee 63118
Supportive employment. Products made by hand. Provides job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness or those who are housing insecure.
BUD PROGRAM: Building Union Diversity
Pre-apprenticeship training for careers in construction union trades.
CANTERBURY ENTERPRISES, INC.
7228 Weil Ave. 63119
Sheltered workshop. Employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
2709 Woodson Rd. Overland, MO 63114
Job Readiness Workshops, job search strategies, more.
CLEP-College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP)
CLEP provides exams to test out of introductory courses and move to more advanced courses sooner. Accepted by many, but not all, colleges and universities.
110 North Jefferson 63103
Provides middle and high school students and their families with early information and resources on how to plan, prepare, pay for and pursue a college education.
COLLEGE CHURCH OUTREACH PROGRAM
St. Francis Xavier College Church
3628 Lindell Blvd. 63108
They assist with both birth certificates and Missouri State IDs. Every Tuesday 9am - 1pm.
Last appointment 12:45.
Free accelerated training programs: CDL, Logistics, STEM Portal, Medical, more.
COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES OF ST. LOUIS
225 Saint Louis Avenue #35116
Ferguson, MO 63135
www.mediationstl.org 314 884-8479
Confidential and private mediations for a variety of family and relationship conflicts, in addition to parenting plans, tenant-landlord, community, and small business disputes. Online mediation available. Referrals from other agencies welcome. (COUNTY ONLY)
COMPUTER CLASSES, County Library
8000 Natural Bridge 63121
Learning Center that works in collaboration with other non-profits in several locations.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER ST. LOUIS
20 S. Sarah Street 63108
Professional dispute resolution services that are accessible to all. Neutral facilitators assist individuals or groups in conflict --such as noise or property upkeep, supervisor and employee disputes, neighborhood and zoning issues. (CITY ONLY)
CONNECTIONS TO SUCCESS and DRESS FOR SUCCESS
2125 Bissell 63107
Near Grand and Florissant 314-584-6965
3000 Little Hills Expressway St. Charles 63301 636-940-8027
1401 E. Broadway, Building 16 East St. Louis, IL 62201 618-482-8359
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Both organizations provide clothing for job interviews and outfits for starting work before the first paycheck. Also, counseling and job readiness. They work with men and women who have been incarcerated, as well as other job seekers.
CONSTRUCTION CAREER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (CCDI)
2199 Innerbelt Business Center Dr. 63114
On the job training, mentoring, apprenticeships, job placement and more. Initiative designed to bring diversity and career development to minority and underrepresented men and women.
Website only. Look for St. Louis, and see the many jobs that are listed there. They also list housing, items for sale, and other services.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND FOR EMPLOYERS AND INFORMATION
www.goodwill.org or www.mersgoodwill.org
www.employmentstl.org (Employment Connection)
NELP:The National Employment Law Project
Promotes policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce worker rights, and improved benefits and services. Resources and legal assistance.
How to get a job with a criminal record. Practical tips.
RANKER.COM Lists companies that will hire ex-offenders.
Duolingo Free App lessons adapt to your learning style. Exercises are tailored to learn and review vocabulary of many languages.
EOC/TRIO EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS
Part of the federally-funded TRIO program. Provides college, career, financial aid and financial literacy advising to assist individuals in furthering their education beyond high school. Free of charge.
2838 Market Street 63103
www.employmentstl.org 314-333-JOBS (5627)
Free employment services to ex-offenders and persons who have a barrier to finding and maintaining employment, and to St. Louis area businesses who are seeking qualified job applicants. World of Work (WOW) training is Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Services provided include: GED classes, on-site job fairs, placement services, homeless veterans program, disabled veterans program. Bring ID.
FAMILY AND WORKFORCE CENTERS OF AMERICA/MET CENTER
6347 Plymouth Ave 63133 (Met Center)
Open to the community M-F 8am-4pm. Call or check website for more locations.
READY4LIFE skill-based training providing internships, employment opportunities, healthy relationship and job-readiness skills. GED opportunities. Must be 14-24 years old.
Employment/Job Training: Work-readiness and healthy relationship skills, job training, trade or skill certification, GED opportunity, and employment placement. Missouri Workforce Assistance. All ages are welcome.
FATHERS and FAMILIES SUPPORT CENTER
1601 Olive St. 63103
Areas of focus include job readiness and retention skills, culminating in job placement. Participants are paired with trained mentors who provide support and guidance in finding employment as well as teaching family life skills. Other programs include a legal clinic and youth leadership. Now working with women.
Several satellite locations. Check website or call.
FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants. Click here for more information. And let potential employers know about this program if they don't already.
Multiple online courses. Subscription format after 15-day trial.
GED (NOW HiSET)
High School Equivalency Online
MOLearns is Missouri's Internet based High School Equivalency classroom for at home study.
To register for the test go to www.hiset.ets.org
COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF GED LOCATIONS AND MORE INFO
GOODWILL EXCEL CENTERS HIGH SCHOOLS FOR ADULTS
The Goodwill Excel Centers are free high schools for adults over the age of 21. Classes run year round during extended day and evening hours. Free on-site daycare.
The Missouri Excel Centers are located in:
ST. LOUIS–1727 Locust Street, 63103 (downtown)
SPRINGFIELD – Glen Isle Center, 1514 South Glenstone Ave., 65807
POPLAR BLUFF – 2213 N. Westwood Blvd. (formerly K-Mart), 63901
HARAMBEE YOUTH TRAINING
1142 Hodiamont Ave. 63112
Job training and skill development in construction trades with a concentration on tuckpointing. For ages 12 - 18. After school and summer programs available.
FREE ON-LINE CODING AND COMPUTER COURSE
Harvard University's introduction to computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience.
HOMELESS VETERANS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM
St. Patrick Center
800 N. Tucker Blvd. 63101
Job readiness training that includes resume building, interview skills, basic computer skills, soft skills, job retention skills, help with work clothing and work related tools, job searching assistance and job placement assistance.
4417 Oleatha Ave. 63116
Industrial Aid is an extended employment sheltered workshop employing individuals with disabilities to perform subcontract packaging and assembly in a supportive, light-industrial environment.
JOBS AND MORE STL: Focus on Ferguson
Interviewing, networking, application and resume writing, decision making, and confl ict resolution!. Workshops and classroom learning. Workforce training.
GREAT HIRES has changed its website address to:
Missouri state website for jobs and training. The official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri. Extensive job listings.
JOB CORPS CENTER
4333 Goodfellow Blvd. 63120
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that provides career technical and academic training for ages 16 through 24.
Free online courses in just about anything. Math, computer programming, grammar, science, history, SAT®, AP®, and much more.
Learn coding and programming. Non-profit organization that provides classes, mentoring, 'codergirl' for women, apprenticeships and job placement in computer technology. Free classes. Employer pays the fee when student is placed in a job.
(FORMERLY KINGDOM HOUSE)
1321 S. 11th St. 63104
Many programs and classes offered in English and Spanish, including Financial Stability, English, Maternal Mental Health, Social Capital Building, Health & Wellness.
MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOC)
Free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills and advance career prospects. Thousands of courses available.
MERS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
1727 Locust St. 63103
Many programs and locations, including services for veterans. Juvenile Justice helps youth in juvenile detention centers find employment and obtain a GED.
METROPOLITAN EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER (METC)
6347 Plymouth Ave. 63133.
www.metcenterstl.com 314-746-0707 and
12721 W. Watson Road
Sunset Hills 63127. 314-989-7570
Comprehensive workforce development services such as orientation/assessment, case management, Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development, and training and employment services. Also offers skill based training, which includes Career Pathways Programs, Integrated Wrap-Around Services, and supportive services through several St. Louis organizations, including the Community Colleges. Practical Nursing Program through their APPLIED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: www.AppliedTech-Stl.com
MISSION: ST. LOUIS
3108 N Grand Blvd 63107
Job & Leadership Training (JLT) program four times per year, recruiting adult males seeking access to comprehensive professional and personal skill-building. Includes stipend and bonus upon completion, if eligible. Sessions focus on hard and soft skills, such as resume creation, networking, mentoring, self care, conflict management and participants’ roles within their families and communities.
MISSOURI JOB CENTERS
4040 Seven Hills Drive Suite 166
Florissant, MO 63033
Many more locations.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
3315 West Truman Blvd., Room 213
P.O. Box 504 Jefferson City 65102
Information about wages, unemployment compensation, etc. and a good source for potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories.
MISSOURI STATE WEBSITE
For jobs and training. The official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri. Extensive job listings.
MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT WEBSITE
To apply, check for benefits, obtain information, etc.
MOKAN, CCAC (Construction Contractors Assistance Center)
4666 Natural Bridge 63115
www.mokanccac.org 314-454-WORK (9675)
Pre-apprentice programs, training services, business development, loans and more to increase minority and women participation in construction projects.
13157 N. Olive Spur Road 63141
Free online preparation for HSE (formerly GED) including math, reading, grammar, science, social studies for Missouri residents, at least 17 years old. Students need the ability to go into an onsite class to take the assessment tests and must have a computer with internet access. Smart phones are not recommended for online studying. In addition, MOLearns is available to students who have a high school diploma, but want to improve their reading, writing, and mathematical skills.
MORE THAN CARPENTRY
1259 Stephen Jones Ave. 63133
Learn the trade of cabinet making, including furniture and millwork through carpentry education and apprenticeship training. Call or visit website for additional information.
MOWIT-Missouri Women In Trades
3245 Hampton Ave, 2nd FL, 63139
An organization for women who are currently in or would like to be working in the construction trades. The website provides information on choosing a trade, training, and child care.
MTC TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING
Obtain a Commercial Driver's License. Training is paid for if you agree to work for one of their companies for 18 months.
3140 Cass Avenue 63106
Provides free technology training and development to young adult job seekers, offering an alternative fast-track to tech jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent. Located on the campuses of Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) and St. Louis Community College.
NEAR SOUTHSIDE EMPLOYMENT COALITION
2649 Pestalozzi St. 63118
Training and job placement services. History of working successfully with ex-offenders. Develop computer skills and interviewing. Social services referrals through a near south side social services network as needed. Services include job referrals and placement, job readiness skills training offered in conjunction with local employers, life skills classes, summer job opportunities for youth, and career planning and assessment for all clients.
NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER (NLEC)
2428 Woodson Road. Overland, MO 63114
314-421-3020 or 800-334-3276
Residential Training Programs. Call for information.
4625 Lindell Blvd. 63108, 2nd Floor
A 25-week training program in coding and team skills to begin a career in full-stack web development. Tuition deferred until placed in a job, partial scholarships and full grants also available.
NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Job opportunity listings and more information on this large city construction project.
PROJECT CONNECT CITY OF ST. LOUIS
Website that provides information about the new NGA development, including job opportunities.
SLATE and NGA JOBS
ROW (REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN)
3309 S. Kingshighway 63139
Free supportive programs and services A Division of Family Forward.
Provides advocacy and financial literacy services for women who have experienced domestic violence, poverty/economic hardship, and/or homelessness. ROW focuses on the economic and social context in which women find themselves and builds upon their current strengths as women and as parents.
MISSOURI JOB CENTERS
SLATE Main Office
1520 Market St, 3 Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
1401 LaSalle Lane, 2 Floor, St. Louis, MO 63104
SOUL FISHER MINISTRIES
7267 Natural Bridge Rd. 63121
AGAPE: Adult General Academic Program of Education (AGAPE)
Pre and Post Release Program.Begins during incarceration and is based on the Adult Continuing Education program currently being implemented by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Faith-based transitional housing program. Offers free mandatory educational programs.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Start Up Resources
Many resources and opportunities to receive a mentor.
120 S. Central Ave. #1200. 63105
Employment and training initiative for high school students and beyond in the fields of tech, health care, manufacturing and the trades. High paying entry-level jobs without a college degree. Partnering with regional employers.
ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE
2300 Hampton 63139
Information about working in the construction trades, including apprenticeships.
ST LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARIES: CITY AND COUNTY
CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM (COHS)
Nationally accredited high school diploma, and career certificates offered in Child Care and Education; Certified Protection Officer, (Security); Office Management; Commercial Driving; Homeland Security; General Career Preparation; Retail Customer Service; Food and Hospitality. Up to 18 months to complete the program.
THOMAS DUNN LEARNING CENTER
3113 Gasconade Street 63118
Community learning center. Computer and art labs, HiSet classes, library, a training kitchen and more.
220 S Jefferson St., Room 110 63103
Employment and training services.Guidance and Counseling;Job-Seeking Skills and Job Placement; Vocational Training.VR also provides assistance with Transition Services, Supported Employment Services, Rehabilitation Technology Services, and the Ticket to Work Program.
WOMEN IN CHARGE
6934 Olive Blvd. 63130
Many programs, including HiSet classes(formerly GED), mentoring, counseling, career development, nutrition, Yoga, financial literacy and more.
YOUTHBUILD ST. LOUIS Operation Excel YouthBuild
93 North Oaks Plaza 63121
Alternative education, construction training, employment, and leadership. 18-24.