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Workforce Development and Community Education

Offering specialized workforce training, professional development and community education opportunities.

Invest in Yourself

Missouri State University-West Plains offers flexible skills training for busy adults seeking new career opportunities, professional growth, or pay advancement potential. Our classes are open to anyone, whether you want to earn certifications, enhance your skills, enter the workforce or explore your interests.
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Take a look at our Credit and Non-Credit Programs available through the Office of Workforce Development.
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Professional Development

Explore our Non-Credit Professional Development courses designed to further your education, renew or earn credentials and certificates.
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Join us for Workshops intended to engage your interests and inspire your creativity.
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Employer Services

Find out about our Apprenticeships and Custom Business Training.


Mark your calendar

Find out what’s coming up next and how you can get involved.

Last Day of Summer Classes
Go Celebrate!
STAR Orientation
Get Your Start!
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Come Learn!