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Skilled Workforce Missouri (SWM) is a state-funded training assistance program. SWM helps to develop a competitive workforce through customized training. It is a program of the Department of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development.

OTC’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) is the Springfield area’s local training partner for SWM. Our Business Solutions Team can assist your company with all aspects of the program. We can help your company with the program application, training project development, and project administration – including reimbursement.


Skilled Workforce Missouri Customized Training has funding options for training projects of all sizes. The program offers flexible and responsive training that is tailored for your company. Assistance is available for training new hires, pre-employment training, incumbent worker training, technical and soft skills training.

Training can be provided by OTC’s CWD, company trainers or outside vendors. 


With a focus on creating and retaining jobs in Missouri, eligibility factors include company investment, wages, job creation, and type of industry. To see if your company could benefit from Skilled Workforce Missouri Customized Training contact our Business Solutions Team at 417-447-8884 or

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