HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The state of Missouri has partnered with Wiley (NYSE: WLY) to help advance the state’s efforts to provide unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated Missourians with a pathway toward a new career.
Through this partnership, Missouri will leverage a variety of services and support provided by Wiley Beyond—the Wiley division that aligns talent strategy with business strategy—with the goal of improving pathways to employment and helping companies better compete in the global economy. The state hopes to impact at least 100,000 citizens a year through this partnership.
“In Missouri we are laser focused on helping our citizens access work and stay in work,” said Mardy Leathers, Missouri’s Director of Office of Workforce Development. “Our partnership with Wiley positions us to understand the market needs of each local area and to deploy the best resources to ensure success.”
Missouri chose to expand its partnership with Wiley Beyond following the success of an initial pilot, conducted in 2021, which allowed the state to better understand how citizens are accessing and using workforce resources and services.
Wiley’s customized approach for Missouri includes access to Wiley Beyond’s business intelligence suite including the Workforce Optimizer tool, which provides a detailed analysis of workforce needs, training programs and job opportunities. This tool will help the state identify job seekers and advancers in need of education and training and then match them with local, regional, and online training resources and programs to build the right skills for available jobs. The purpose is to align education and training opportunities to the current needs of the labor market and employers, as well as to identify future trends.
“We are very excited to be working with Missouri to advance the state’s workforce initiatives and help residents better prepare for jobs and advance in their careers,” said Todd Zipper, Wiley’s executive vice president and general manager of University Services and Talent Development. “We believe this partnership will benefit citizens and employers across Missouri.”
Wiley Beyond currently has 80 corporate partners around the country and offers more than 1,200 degree and non-degree education programs, including certificates and associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate degree programs. It is now branching out to partner with states, offering its tools and services to help eliminate skills gaps, increase employment, and allow businesses to become more competitive.
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