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The major universities and vocational schools in the St. Louis region are:

Lewis & Clark Community College Godfrey IL & Edwardsville IL lc.edu 618-468-7000
Principia College Elsah IL principiacollege.edu 618-374-2131
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Alton IL siue.edu/dental 618-474-7170
Missouri Baptist University Godfrey IL mobap.edu 618-468-2621
Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville Edwardsville IL siue.edu 800-447-SIUE
Kaskaskia College Centralia IL kaskaskia.edu 618-545-3000
McKendree University Lebanon IL mckendree.edu 618-537-4481
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, Granite City & Red Bud IL swic.edu 618-235-2700 
Fontbonne University St. Louis MO fontbonne.edu 800-205-5862
Harris-Stowe State Univ. St. Louis MO www.hssu.edu 314-340-3366
Lindenwood Univ  St. Charles MO lindenwood.edu 636-949-2000 
Maryville University St. Louis MO maryville.edu 314-529-9300
Missouri Baptist Univ. St. Louis MO mobap.edu 314-434-1115
Ranken Technical College St. Louis MO ranken.edu 866-4-RANKEN
Saint Louis University St. Louis MO slu.edu 800-758-3678
University of Missouri  St. Louis MO umsl.edu 314-516-5899
University of Phoenix  St. Louis MO phoenix.edu 314-298-9755
Washington University St. Louis MO wustl.edu 314-935-5000
Webster University St. Louis MO webster.edu 800-981-9801

University & College Training Programs

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

International Trade Center (ITC) assists businesses in areas of export sales and foreign trade opportunities. 618-650-3851 | www.siue.edu/business/ITC

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

By assisting entrepreneurs and companies in defining their path to success, the SBDC network positively impacts the Metro East Illinois region by strengthening the business community, creating and retaining new jobs, and encouraging new investment. The SBDC enhances Metro East Illinois's economic interests providing one-stop assistance to individuals by means of counseling, research, and advocacy for new ventures and existing small businesses. When appropriate, the SBDC strives to affiliate its ties to the Southwestern Illinois Region to support the goals and objectives of both the SIUE School of Business and the University at large.  618-650-2929 | www.siue.edu/business/sbdc

Lewis and Clark Community College

Partner with Workforce Education, Solutions & Safety Training (WESST) for cutting-edge customized training for your workforce. Utilizing the science of instructional design, we will help you assess the behavioral and skills requirements you need from your workers, and create a solution in direct response to your training needs. An entire program of instruction or a stand-alone seminar can be provided through this service.  618-468-5787 | https://www.lc.edu/Customized_Training/


State & County Training Programs

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Region Specific Assistance 


Illinois Department of Employment Security

Services for Employers

The Illinois Department of Employment Security, through its job service component, assigns full-time staff to work with employers. Assistance is available through on-site visits.

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)

IMEC is a team of improvement specialists and technicians dedicated to providing organizations in Illinois with the tools and techniques to create sustainable competitive futures. The experienced hands-on team at IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce.  888-806-4632

Madison County Employment and Training Department 

The Madison County Employment and Training Department’s primary responsibilities are to administer employment and training programs under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other state and federal funding sources.  A focus of Madison County Employment and Training is to create partnerships between business and government that will establish services that prepare customers for employment. All the services offered by the Department are designed to assist either business or job seekers.  These services include job listings, employment training, skills assessment, career counseling, job search assistance, vocational training, on-the-job training, recruitment assistance, youth employment and training, job and career fairs, referral services and many other types of employer/employee assistance.  618-296-4445