State and Regional News

Oct. 7: Virtual Manufacturing Day

• Thousands of Missouri students set to explore careers in manufacturing
Each October, factories across Missouri open their doors to students as a way to showcase careers in the manufacturing industry. To help in this effort, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking this annual tradition online with a statewide virtual Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7.

Gov. Parson proclaims 4-H Week in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson proclaimed Oct. 2-8 as National 4-H Week in Missouri. 4-H State Council President Emily Taylor, Vice President Lynn Dyer and council adviser Erin Stanley received the proclamation at the governor’s office from Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe.

Governor Parson proclaims October as Clean Water Month in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has signed a proclamation declaring October 2022 as Clean Water Month in Missouri. In the proclamation, Governor Parson noted that Oct. 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which aimed to prevent, reduce and eliminate pollution and restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the nation’s waters.

Scholarship application opens for high school students taking Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses

The scholarship application to help high school students pay for dual credit and dual enrollment courses is now open for the fall 2022 semester. The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) launched the state financial aid program to reimburse students for the cost of dual credit and dual enrollment courses. The application for the scholarship went live today.

Financial aid workshops are being hosted by ECC

         East Central College’s financial aid department will hold a series of workshops to help students fill out the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the course of several evenings.