with Commissioner Zora Mulligan
Since becoming Governor of Missouri, I have traveled across this great state to learn about the opportunities and issues facing our people. Workforce development and economic growth impact Missourians at every level, from the business owner trying to turn vision into reality, to the employee working to make ends meet, to the under- or unemployed Missourian trying to reskill and find their place in a 21st century workforce.
To meet the needs of all Missourians, we need a strategy to attract and retain talent in our state. Getting people the education and training required for the jobs that are here today, and the ones that haven’t even been invented yet, is how we can help businesses and our citizens.
I am optimistic about Missouri’s future, as we all should be. But the future we want is not just going to happen. It’s going to take all of us, coming together, to move Missouri forward.
That’s why my administration is laser-focused on workforce development and infrastructure. The MoTalent podcast series begins to explore some of our thoughts and ideas as we develop strategies to make Missouri Best in the Midwest.
In this series, you’ll hear conversations with educators, business leaders, and economic developers; with elected officials, national experts, college students and recent graduates. It’s clear from these conversations and many others that we have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Missourians both today and in the future. The time is now.
Governor Mike Parson
MoTalent is a series by the Missouri Department of Higher Education focused on hearing real voices talk about economic and workforce development. This podcast is part of the Best in Midwest and Talent for Tomorrow initiatives.