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Free job training and employment opportunities!

SkillUP Missouri offers free college tuition and support services (if needed) to individuals receiving Food Stamp benefits. Watch the video below to learn more.

About SkillUP

The top two qualifying factors for SkillUp benefits:

  • You receive food stamps in the State of Missouri and are a Missouri resident.
  • You are willing and able to go to work immediately upon completion of training.

If that sounds like you, SkillUp may be just the right fit!

Empower yourself and begin your training journey immediately

Contact us today in one of three convenient ways:

  • Use the feedback form found on this page
  • Give us a call at 417-447-8888
  • Visit us at OTC’s Center for Workforce (CWD) on 800 E. Central St Springfield MO 65802.

Jump start the process by knowing the following information

  • Your full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • DCN# or case number through Family Support Division (FSD)

This first SkillUp eligibility verification step typically only takes a 1-2 business days.

Did you know… registering for SkillUp benefits is actually easier than applying for a Pell grant. You won’t even need to file a FAFSA!

The Center for Workforce Development offers a many choices for short-term training that results in certificates or industry-recognized certifications. Our certificate programs:

  • Are realistically achievable.
  • Prepare you for local job openings.
  • Are a step towards more advanced training and career opportunity!

Click the links below to explore certificate courses which are eligible for SkillUP funding. Course flyers on some courses are also available at the bottom of this page.

Participating in SkillUp Missouri means more than just free training opportunities. You’ll also have the support and encouragement it takes to get started on your training journey.

Staff at OTC and the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) can help you select an educational program of study. Missouri Job Center staff will be available to help secure transportation or childcare assistance. When you complete your course of study, the Missouri Job Center can also help you find gainful employment.

Contact us to get started

  • Give us a call at 417-447-8888
  • Visit us at The Center for Workforce, 800 E. Central St Springfield MO 65802. (Walk-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
  • Complete the form below

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Our own OTC-CWD SkillUP Success Story

SkillUP Missouri Statewide partners

SkillUP is a program piloted by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) and the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and University of Missouri Extension. The program is a component of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Family Nutrition Services (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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The Center for Workforce Development offers a variety of classes that can help you prepare for employment or help you in your current job. (Note: Not all classes listed will be eligible for SkillUp training funds.)

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