Gov. Nixon Visits St. Joseph To Highlight Workforce Training Program

Gov. Nixon Visits St. Joseph To Highlight Workforce Training Program

Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, toured a St. Joseph facility, and addressed his workforce training initiative.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, stopped in St. Joseph on Wednesday, regarding his "Missouri Works" program.

He joined the leaders from Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica at the company's new warehouse in the Eastowne Business Park on Riverside.

They toured the facility's different pods and learned how they'll be used.

The animal health company received $65,000 from the Missouri Works program to offer technical and software training to more than 400 workers.

Gov. Nixon says the decision by Boehringer Ingleheim to expand its workforce, in St. Joseph, helped expand Missouri's position as leader in bioscience and health.

"With the help of Missouri Works training and in partnership with The Northland Career Center in Kansas City, Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica is training more than 400 of its employees. They will receive technical and software training, and obtain Sigma 6; a set of strategies used to improve processes in the manufacturing industry. This a true win-win," said Gov. Nixon.

Boehringer's new warehouse, a nearly $80 million investment, is expected to create 115 jobs in St. Joseph.

Statewide, the Missouri Works program has selected 370 companies to receive training.

Nixon says that adds up to about 36,000 workers.

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