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 23, 2015               7:30 AM


                         Wednesday, December 16, 2015                7:30 AM  CANCELLED

                                                Wednesday, January 27, 2016           7:30 AM NEW MEETING DATE

                       Wednesday, March 23, 2016                      7:30 AM

                       Wednesday, June 22, 2016                          7:30 AM

      Finance/Executive Committee Meetings

Friday, September 11, 2015             11:00 AM

                                Friday, December 4, 2015                11:00 AM  CANCELLED

                                                    Friday, January 15, 2016               11:00 AM   NEW MEETING DATE

            Friday, March 11 2016                      11:00 AM

           Friday, June 10, 2016                         11:00 AM

Youth Council Meeting

     Thursday, August 6, 2015                  8:00 AM

        Thursday, November 5, 2015             8:00 AM

        Thursday, February 4, 2016                8:00 AM

        Thursday, May 5, 2016                       8:00 AM

    Disability Resource Committee Meetings

(Dates to be determined)

Career Pathways 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 
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.

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