MOCAN is thrilled to support statewide initiatives that promote career and college awareness, preparation, access, and completion in Missouri, particularly for the underrepresented and underserved. Listed below are key MOCAN initiatives that are currently in progress:
MOCAN received a $360,000 grant from Greene County to address student needs due to COVID-19.
Creation of a Resource Guide that has contact information for private, public, and social sectors that interconnect with education, business, and community across the state of Missouri.
In partnership with Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development and Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, we are developing plans to address internet access and affordability.
Developing a statewide Education Dashboard to share post-secondary trends.
In partnership with Scholarship Central, create platforms that provide one place to find scholarship information for scholarships provided by community and faith-based organizations, private sector, public sector, and higher education institutions.
Membership portal for private, public and social sectors to learn about the benefits for becoming a member of MOCAN.
In addition, MOCAN serves as a partner and/or supporter in the below:
The Show-Me FAFSA Challenge is a NEW statewide FAFSA completion competition among Missouri public high schools. Schools will compete with each other for scholarship prizes to be awarded to one of their students in categories such as highest completion rate and most improved completion rate.
Spearheaded by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, the Missouri Higher Education Equity Project provides data and highlights systemic barriers facing underrepresented and underserved Missouri students.
In 2011, Missouri set a big goal: 60% of working-age adults in the state hold a degree or certificate by 2025.
The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.