About Us


    The Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County - North Oaks has continuously evolved to meet the increasing demands of the career seeker and the business community. In 1987, the United States Department of Labor established Private Industry Councils to increase private sector involvement in the federal job training programs under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). In 1998, the entire workforce development system was reformed under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In the process, the Private Industry Councils were authorized to provide oversight of local workforce services. With the implementation of the WIA, the one-stop concept was created to offer both individuals and businesses a continuum of services (i.e. job training, job development, resource services, job skill development and job recruitment) at a single point of contact.

    True to our tradition of evolving to meet the increasing demands of the community, the Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County (North Oaks and Florissant ) adopted the Next Generation Career Center, service delivery system. Under the direction of the Missouri Department of Economic Development -- Division of Workforce Development(DWD), Career Centers reorganized with the ultimate goal of providing customers with a more seamless delivery of services.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Missouri Career Centers- Saint Louis County is to serve as a partnership between Saint Louis County residents and businesses in supporting the Saint Louis Metropolitan area's economic development with a qualified workforce.

    Who We Are

    The Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County - are part of a national network of workforce development professionals. Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor and the Missouri State Division of Workforce Development through a grant to the Saint Louis County Department of Human Services.

    Department of Human Services - Saint Louis County

    Human Services Director Picture
    Andrea Jackson-Jennings
    Department of Human Services

    Division of Workforce Development

    Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County - North Oaks

    Daryl Cothran 
    (314) 679-3300

    Workforce Investment Board

    The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Saint Louis County provides direction on local workforce issues by identifying needs and developing strategies for administering the Title One Program of the Workforce Investment Act. Board members lend their expertise to ensure that Saint Louis County remains competitive in the metropolitan area by providing meaningful employment and attracting new businesses. Appointment to the Board is based solely upon the recommendation of the County Executive with approval by the Saint Louis County Council.


    Workforce Investment Board Meeting Schedule

    All meetings scheduled at the North Oaks Missouri Career Center Location

    Board Meetings

                    Wednesday, September 24, 2014               7:30 AM
                     Wednesday, December 17, 2014                7:30 AM 
                   Wednesday, March 25, 2015                       7:30 AM
                   Wednesday, June 17, 2015                          7:30 AM
    Finance/Executive Committee Meetings
    Friday, September 12, 2014             11:00 AM
       Friday, December 5, 2014                11:00 AM
        Friday, March 13 2015                      11:00 AM 
       Friday, June 5, 2015                         11:00 AM

    Youth Committee Meeting
    Thursday, August 7, 2014                  8:00 AM
    Thursday, November 6, 2014             8:00 AM
    Thursday, February 5, 2015                8:00 AM
    Thursday, May 7, 2015                       8:00 AM

    Performance & Customer Satisfaction Committee Meetings
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014                       8:00 AM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014            8:00 AM
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014             8:00 AM
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015                 8:00 AM
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015                    8:00 AM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015                       8:00 AM

        Marketing and Membership Committee Meetings

    (Dates to be determined)

    Workforce Investment Board Roster 2013

    Edward Adams
    Sr. Vice President
    Human Resources
    Enterprise Holdings
    Executive Director/CEO
    Better Family Life, Inc.

    Jonathan Barth
    Employment Manager
    Lumiere Place and River City Casino

    Chuck Bauman
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Essex Industries, Inc.

    Gloria Carter-Hicks
    Hicks-Carter-Hicks, LLC
    Mary Schaefer
    Executive Director
    Mideast Area Agency on Aging
    Reginald S. Young          
    Center Director
    St. Louis Job Corps
    Lydia Mitchell
    District Supervisor
    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    State of Missouri
    Toni Garrison
    Passport Health
    Randy Cottrell 
     Workforce Service Manager
    Division of Workforce Development
    State of Missouri
    Jacob Johnson
    Global Advanced Manufacturing
    Clay Ware
    University City
    Adult Basic Education Program
    Vanessa J. Parker-Lewis
    Human Services Director
    G 6 Hospitality LLC
    Hugh McVey
    DES Liaison/Coordinator
    Division of Employment Security
    Carlos Perea
    Vice President
    Chief Human Resource Officer
    BJC Healthcare
    Douglas W. Rasmussen
    Vice President of
    Business Development
    Saint Louis County Economic Council
    Melissa Miller
    Talent Acquisition
    Express Scripts

    Pam McIntyre 
    St. Louis Community College
    Meramec and Wildwood
    Reginald P. Scott
    Private Consultant

    Dr. John S. Gaal
    Training & Workforce Development
    Carpenter's District Council of
    Greater Saint Louis and Vicinity
    Sid Shurn
    Shurn and Associates

    Michael Mulligan
    Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #562
    Mark M. Levin
    City Administrator
    City of Maryland Heights

    Merline Anderson
    Community Action Agency of
    Saint Louis County
    Pat Tubbesing
    Education Service Center
    Human Resources Services
    SSM Health Care System
    Michael McMillan 
    Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

    Kevin Whirley
    Director of Operations
    South County Center
    CBL & Associates Properties
    John T. Frederick
    Director State & Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company
    Elliott M. Henry

    Unlimited Water Processing, Inc
    Maintenance Unlimited Janitorial, Inc.

    The Workforce Investment Board partners with three area agencies to provide a wide range of direct services to our customers. Through this partnership, the Missouri Career Centers - Saint Louis County continue to redefine our role in the changing global economy.





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