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Skilled Workforce Missouri (SWM) is a state-funded training assistance program to help eligible companies create or retain jobs in Missouri. It focuses on developing a competitive workforce and is a program of the Department of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development.

OTC’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) serves as the Springfield area’s local training partner for Customized Training funds through 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 and offers flexible, responsive and training 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. 


Skilled Workforce Missouri focuses on maintaining and growing strong companies with a competitive workforce. Company investment, wages, job creation, and type of industry are considered. To see if your company could benefit from Skilled Workforce Missouri Customized Training contact a member of our Business Solutions Team at 417-447-8884 or

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