Industries are continuously challenged to reduce production costs, increase productivity, improve product quality and comply with environmental concerns. To address these issues, some industries may need to modify current manufacturing processes or adopt completely new technologies. Some will need to change their business practices. Before making final decisions, industries need to be aware of their options and be able to predict the performance of those options.
Technology Resource Center (TRC)
To meet these challenges, The Technology Resource Center (TRC) was established by Ameren and is a collaboration among Ameren, the School of Polytechnic Studies and Missouri Enterprise. Missouri Enterprise is a program of the not-for-profit Missouri Enterprise Business Assistance Center partnering with the University of Missouri Rolla. The program is partially supported by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
SE Missouri Rural Communities Workforce Development
A program designed to upgrade the skills of agriculture and manufacturing employees of Southeast Missouri State University’s service region. It partners with the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, Three Rivers and Mineral Area Community Colleges, Southeast Missouri State University’s Higher Education Centers in Malden, Kennett, Sikeston and Perryville, and the career and technology centers in the region. It provides training assistance dollars to area industry to improve the employability and productivity of its workers to make them more competitive.