External Career Resources

Resources for students, parents, school administrators and teachers alike.

Students! The Network is here to help! 

Looking for a way to grow your network that doesn't involve weird happy hours and fistfuls of business cards? Or maybe you've heard "It's not what you know, it's who you know" so many times you're about to go crazy? Wouldn't it be great if there were a group of professionals who were young and in your shoes not that long ago? And wouldn't it be great if they wanted to meet and help YOU?

The Network is Springfield's largest group of young professionals and we feel you. Our members are in their 20's and 30's and now that we've all landed jobs we want to help make the transition to the full-time-working, IRA-having, staying-in-on-weeknights world a little smoother. 

Whether you're looking for a mentor, want more information about job opportunities in Springfield, or think you can help us spread the word on local campuses, we want to get to know you. 

Businesses, Send Us your Experiences! 

Don't have time to submit your experiences? Fill out the form and send it to the contact information provided!

Consider the Trucking Industry 

Through a collaborative effort between the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Area Motor Carriers Club, Transland, Steelman Transportation, Trailiner, and the Missouri Job Center and informational graphic has been created to show students, parents,and teachers about the opportunities available in the trucking industry and the scope of the industry in the Springfield Region. 

Design & Construction Career Video 

It is the mission of the Salute to Design & Construction Council to promote the Design & Construction Industry.

With a renewed focus on Workforce Development, the Salute to Design & Construction Council produced this video to highlight the wide variety of career opportunities available in the design and construction industry.

Picture Yourself in the Stainless Steel Industry 

The Springfield region is #1 in the nation for stainless steel manufacturing, so our job in workforce development with this industry is to make sure these manufacturers have the right people with the right skills.

Through the Chamber’s Stainless Steel Manufacturing Industry Council and our conversations with executives there, we knew everyone had a shared concern: encouraging young people to consider a career in the stainless steel industry. We needed a way to combat a sometimes negative and outdated perception of what a manufacturing career looks like, and demonstrate the variety of educational and job opportunities available here in our region.  

Through the generous support of the Workforce Development Board, and working with the City’s Public Information Office, we’ve developed a campaign specifically aimed at high school students, to help them picture themselves in the stainless steel industry.

Missouri Connections 

Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.

Missouri's Career Exploration 

Missouri's Career Exploration is a tool for parents, teachers and school administrators to assist students in understanding the variety of career tracks available in Missouri, and the pathways that will help them reach their career goals.

 

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Experience Now is a program of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce that serves to connect teachers, school administrators, parents and students directly to opportunities with regional businesses. Experience Now gives students the unique opportunity to explore career fields and experience different businesses, industries and career opportunities first-hand. Experience Now does not make matches between users. It is the responsibility of each party to make the connection. Experience Now nor the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce will be held liable for experiences or connections made from this website.