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

            Monday, December 16, 2013                7:30 AM
    Location:  John C. Murphy Health Center
    6121 N. Hanley, Berkeley, MO  63134

                                    Wednesday, March 26, 2014               7:30 AM CANCELLED
    rescheduled for
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014                  7:30 AM

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014                   7:30 AM
    Location: Center for Workforce Innovation   
    3344 Pershall Rd. St. Louis, MO 63135


    Finance/Executive Committee Meetings

    Friday, December 6, 2013              11:00 AM
                             Friday, March 14, 2014                 11:00 AM CANCELLED
    rescheduled for
    Friday, April 11, 2014                     11:00 AM
    Friday, June 13, 2014                     11:00 AM

    Youth Committee Meeting

    Thursday, November 7, 2013             8:00 AM
    Thursday, February 6, 2014               8:00 AM
    Thursday, May 1, 2014                       8:00 AM

    Performance & Customer Satisfaction Committee Meetings

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013             8:00 AM
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014                 8:00 AM
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014                   8:00 AM
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014                      8:00 AM

    Marketing and Membership Committee Meetings

    (Dates to be determined)

    Workforce Investment Board Roster 2013

    Edward Adams
    Sr. Vice President
    Enterprise Rental Car
    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 
    Regional Coordinator
    Division of Workforce Development
    State of Missouri
    Jacob Johnson
    President and CEO
    Global Advanced Manufacturing
    Clay Ware
    University City
    Adult Basic Education Program
    Vanessa J. Parker
    Motel 6 / Studio 6
    Janet Lepper
    Chief of UI Programs
    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

    Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer
    St. Louis Community College
    Florissant Valley
    Reginald P. Scott
    Private Consultant

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

    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
    James Buford
    Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

    Kevin Whirley
    Director of Operations
    South County Center

    John T. Frederick
    Director State & Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company

    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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