Have a friend, colleague or workforce professional worth recognizing? MAWD will be recognizing individual members and partner organizations for their achievement in collaboration, excellence in partnerships, and outstanding service to the workforce professional over this past year during the membership meeting.
Deadline for MAWD's 2024 award nominations is March 1st, 2024. Submit Completed form to Tracy Keithley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAWD's Workforce Rookie of the Year
This award is to recognize someone who has “hit the ground running” and made extraordinary contributions to local or state workforce in his/her career. The Newcomer of the Year award encourages, recognizes, and celebrates one who has met the challenges of providing workforce development early in their career and who demonstrates the ability and commitment to positively impact the states workforce.
Currently exhibits outstanding performance at current job, demonstrates effective collegial interactions when facing new or difficult tasks, and brings innovative and useful ideas to task at hand and shares them with others.
MAWD Professional of the Year Award
This award is to recognize experienced workforce development professionals who have made the highest meritorious contribution to the designing and implementing professional development initiatives that enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of workforce development professionals. Nominees may be involved in curriculum development, professional credentialing, staff training, staff evaluation, incentives, needs assessment and/or related areas. Please download the nomination form below.
This award will be presented to workforce development professionals who have made contributions/achieved prominence above salaried position assignments at the local, state, regional and national level.
MAWD Workforce Keystone Award
This award is to recognize experienced workforce development staff not on the ‘front line’ working directly with participants, but are providing the highest level of meritorious service behind the scenes. Nominees may be involved in providing administrative support, financial expertise, information technology services and/or other workforce development support related areas. Many workforce staff provide these much needed services each and every day. Without their dedication, much of what is done couldn’t happen in such a smooth and efficient manner.
This award will be presented to a workforce development professional that has made various contributions to their employer, be it local or state, by spending a significant part of their professional career in a supportive role.
MAWD Partner Collaboration Award
This award is to recognize an outstanding professional from a partner agency in the workforce system. Nominees should be employed by any partner involved in the workforce system, and should indicate how this individual promotes partnership, innovation and collaboration within the workforce community.
This award will be presented to workforce development partners who have made a significant contribution to collaboration at the state, local or regional level.
MAWD Local Excellence Award in PartnershipMAWD is pleased to announce the Local Excellence Award in Partnership (LEAP). This award is designed to promote WIOA partnering activities throughout Missouri.