Many Missouri businesses are learning this week about ways to thrive and have a vibrant workforce between now and the year 2030. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is putting on a workforce conference, which runs Tuesday and Wednesday in Independence. Nicholas Wyman, the president of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, is a keynote speaker. He says workplace-based training through apprenticeships must be central to all economic and employment plans.


Missouri is one of the top states in the nation for completed apprenticeships.