Ashland and Ranken Technical College Workforce Summit


Join Governor Mike Parson and Marshall Stewart, vice-chancellor of MU Extension and Engagement as they highlight local workforce development solutions.

The MU Extension Workforce Summit will feature the community-led initiative that brought together industry representatives, educators, and community leaders to engage in workforce development in the region. Local efforts have brought Ranken Technical College to Ashland and created an opportunity to develop new collaborations and funding sources to move the workforce forward. 

The Central Missouri Workforce Development Center is an example of community-based investments in education and skills training. Learn how the City of Ashland and Southern Boone County R-I School District identified workforce needs, engaged the community, and are taking action to build a resilient workforce.

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Cost: Free

In-person registration is limited to 90 people.

This event will adhere to the CDC steps for protecting yourself and others in large gatherings.

If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.

In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. 

In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. 

People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider. 

If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. 

If you are fully vaccinated, see When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.

Contact: Luke Dietterle, [email protected] 

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