Whether you’re looking to acquire new job skills, in need of customized training for your employees or eager for a fast-track to employment, our Workforce Development classes can help you.

  • Leadership 
  • Written communication skills 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Analytical/quantitative skills 
  • Technical skills 
  • Verbal communication skills 
  • Computer skills 
  • Interpersonal skills 

Microsoft Office Certifications

  • Microsoft Word

    Word will cover how to create a document from blank, from template, edit, modify, center, right & left shift, corrections, imbedding diagrams, photos, etc. Changing columns width and font sizes.
  • Microsoft Excel

    Excel will cover how to create a spread sheet from blank, how to make charts, how to search with lookup commands, simple formulas, interpreting data with charts, creating charts, and modifying axis, labeling axes, and using templates. 
  • Microsoft Outlook

    Outlook will cover how to create an email, how to respond, how to set your out of office, how to set your signature, how to choose stationary, reply, reply to all, forward, and delete. Group messages, attachments, reading attachments, attaching other outlook email. 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

    PowerPoint will cover how to create a presentation from blank, copy, duplicate slides, change order, add timing of displays, bringing segments from forefront to background and vice versa, adding notes for a presentation, timing of presentation, elementary flying transitions.

Unmanned Aircraft

If you're interested in flying drones, our extensive courses in Unmanned Aircraft will teach you the ins and outs of how to use one and you could even become a licensed drone pilot.

Cisco Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a comprehensive program that provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy delivers web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support, and preparation for industry standard certifications.

Certificate Programs

Southeast Missouri State University offers web-based learning programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience.

Every day information is being captured, quantified, and used to make better decisions.

To ensure the quality of information, the Engagement Center invests in the best tools for projects in our scope of work, as well as for individual clients and contract work. 

  • Grant Development 
  • Business Recruitment 
  • Market Demand 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Labor Market Data 
  • Establishment Trends 

ESRI Business Analyst

Offers data on demographics, consumer spending, tapestry segmentation, market potential, business locations and summary, major shopping centers, traffic counts, retail marketplace, crime indexes, and basemaps.


EMSI data helps showcase your available and future workforce, develops talent attraction strategics, focuses your business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts, and enhances your strategic plan.

Stats America

Collection of a variety of data tools and reports that obtains data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data. These tools help identify and compare innovation levels, cluster strengths, and employment dynamics in regions across the U.S.

Your Economy

Your Economy (YE) is an online information tool that allows users to analyze business activity from the community level to the state level, and across the country. YE tracks the performance of more than 43 million U.S. businesses from 2015 back through 1997, providing detailed information about jobs, sales and establishments.

""[I appreciate] for the support provided to our project to determine the potential market for a business incubator/accelerator in the region. Doing a “survey” is completely outside of my field of expertise and the Economic and Business Engagement Center filled that gap completely. They took my amateurish first draft, put it into a workable format and then worked through a series of revisions until we have a tool I think will be usable and will provide useful data. I appreciate the support, expertise and willingness to work with an “interested amateur” on this project. I look forward to working with you as we analyze and present the results of the service." "

David Grimes, Director SEMO Regional Planning Commission

Continuing Education
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