In the business world, finding and keeping talented people takes top precedent. The same can be said for the broader local economy, just on a larger scale. When it comes to attracting and expanding existing businesses, workforce matters. Without an active and continuous supply of talented labor, companies have a harder time succeeding. This is why local economic development organizations work hard to build the quantity and quality of their region's talent resources.
Aligning with Raymore's targeted industries, we have been working diligently at the local and regional level in identifying our assets, including those related to talent so as to build a vision for the future.
Cass County achieved CWRC status in September 2018.
Juniors and seniors in high school fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture solving real world problems using industry standard tools, and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit.
Located at Raytown Herndon Career Center, 11501 E State Rte 305, Raytown, MO 64138
Cheryl Reichert, Director Phone: 816-268-7140
Katie Zeiger, Assistant Director - Business and Industry Liaison Phone: 816-268-7140
Serving thousands of credit and non-credit students, MCC Business & Technology Campus is Kansas City's headquarters for solid technical education. In addition, the campus provides vital business services and has forged strong partnerships with employers. The campus, near I-435 and Front Street, houses state-of-the-art labs for providing hands-on training for its many technical programs.
Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) - Lee's Summit, MO
This innovative program offers high school students a way to accelerate the time it takes to earn a college degree in addition to working in a high-demand internship. Participating in one of the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) programs, students will be on track to earn a bachelor's degree just two years after graduating from high school. The MIC is a progressive initiative by the University of Central Missouri (UCM), Metropolitan Community College (MCC), the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, community organizations and businesses partners.
Summit Technology Academy is a shared campus of junior and senior students who come together for a half-day program as an extension of their home high school. STA is a career-focused academy designed to prepare students for tomorrow's professional workforce.
Located 20 miles from Kansas City, UCM-Lee's Summit offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as professional education. We give professionals a pathway to their next career change, offering everything from entry-level industry recognized credentials to continuing education units (CEUs).