Through a collaborative partnership with the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and as part of the Missouri Apprentice Ready initiative, our team will offer a 5-week introduction to the construction industry to qualified participants in Kansas City and Springfield. The goal of this new initiative is to create an industry-recognized point-of-entry into the construction trades for traditionally underrepresented groups to create a more equitable, inclusive and diverse workforce while increasing the number of Missourians participating in registered construction apprenticeship programs. 

Participant Requirements

Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Meet Military Selective Service Requirements (if applicable)
Program Coordinators

Kansas City Project Coordinator

Rudy Chavez

Contact at: rudychavez@moaflcio.org

816-806-1840

Springfield Project Coordinator

Dr. Amy Patillo

Contact at: moworksapprentice@moaflcio.org

417-331-1086

Preferred Credentials

We are looking for candidates that can meet these credentials:

  • WorkKeys Applied Math: Level 5
  • WorkKeys Workplace Documents: Level 5
  • Pass a drug test
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Kansas City Area Program Flyer

Springfield Area Program Flyer