North Central Missouri College in Trenton is the recipient of a $10,000 Teacher Recruitment grant. The grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to help address teacher recruitment.
NCMC Dean of Instruction Mitch Holder says “This grant award is a step in the right direction towards addressing the teacher shortage in north Missouri.” He went on to say, “We are keenly aware of the challenges facing rural school districts relating to teacher recruitment and retention. North Central Missouri College will always strive to be the best educational partner to our area school districts. This aligns with that mission.”
With the grant, NCMC will evaluate recruitment strategies, develop strong partnerships with school districts, and help the state recruit, train, and prepare individuals for a career in teaching.