Missouri One Start provides businesses with a comprehensive recruitment and training solution. From before the ribbon-cutting to the introduction of new products or technology, Missouri One Start supports the specific workforce needs of eligible companies.


Missouri One Start’s training programs are tailored to the unique workforce needs of your business, with flexibility in how services are delivered. Your workers can receive training provided by in-house staff, preferred training vendors, or one of our training experts, located within a community college, state technical college or career technical center.

Missouri One Start works directly with your business to develop and deliver customized training in process improvement, quality initiatives, team building, leadership, or specific technical skills such as PLC, robotics and welding.

Recruitment and Pre-Employment Services

Missouri One Start’s personalized recruitment services are free for eligible companies. Our team is prepared to provide a wide range of recruitment strategies, customized screening tools, and pre-employment training to ensure your workers have the skills needed to be productive on their first day.

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We are extremely appreciative of this program!

We are extremely appreciative of this program! DED and our LEA have done a great job simplifying the processes and have been extremely flexible with us.

– Jeff Heisler – Quaker Window Products Company
We gainfully trained a variety of employees on various topics

This grant provided opportunities to improve our company in ways that wouldn’t have been possible without it. Working with OTC Center for Workforce Development, we gainfully trained a variety of employees on various topics directly related to improving financial performance, quality, safety and employee relations.

– Travis Weathermon – SRC Automotive, Inc.
The State's Training Program has been very beneficial

The State’s Training Program has been very beneficial for Henkel in providing opportunities for increased skill development and the integration of new equipment.

– Carol Croft – Henkel US Operations, Inc.
Engineered Lubricants

We have been greatly served by our LEA. We have been exposed to training opportunities that have benefited our employees inside and outside of work.

– Erin Weber
We were able to increase our service offering

Because of this training program, we were able to increase our service offering adding an additional $4M in revenue so far in 2019 for Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. We have been able to relocate multiple new employees to Missouri and we are now looking to add another office in Kansas City, Missouri.

– John Tocco – Turnkey Tech
Starting USA Corporation

The training opportunities we are able to provide our employees because of this program are critical to the success of our employees and ultimately to that of our company.

– Tina Gargas