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Workforce Development

Darryl Grimes (1)
Darryl G. Grimes Vice President,
Workforce Development

Since 1998 BFL’s Workforce Development department has trained thousands of customers, placing them with over 700 employer partners. “We continue to successfully tackle wide-ranging issues plaguing the community by matching our customers’ needs with winning solutions. Every decision we make is based on the measurable success we envision for each individual and the families that we serve. Although we must not defer from tough decisions that affect the bottom line, we resolve to keep our priorities aligned and our focus sharp.”

We prepare our workforce customers with strong employability skills including active listening, critical higher-order thinking, clear and effective communication, community and work relations, strong work ethic, technical skills necessary for entry-level to managerial level jobs in high-performance work environments, all grounded in the foundation of commitment.

We connect our customers to sustainable job opportunities and into community service/volunteer/shadowing appointments that lead to full time employment and self-sufficiency.

If you know of individuals who are displaced, dislocated, skill-deficient or unemployed, contact us. We provide strategies that helpsto clearly define career options and goals that recreate competitive candidates in this ever changing technologically advanced marketplace. Our nationally recognized Workforce Development & Missouri Work Assistance Program provides cutting-edge life/job readiness and skill-based training for tomorrow’s workforce industry leaders. Annually, we place close to 2,000 individuals with the support of our 700 employer partners and resource providers.

We prepare our workforce customers with strong employability skills including active listening, critical higher-order thinking, clear and effective communication, community and work relations, strong work ethic, technical skills necessary for entry-level to managerial level jobs in high-performance work environments, all grounded in the foundation of commitment.