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Collaboration Could Bring Jobs to Metro

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A new collaboration could create the workforce of the future, while securing tech jobs in the metro and helping recession proof the country.  These are all realities if a school district, a university and a green energy company can work together to create Missouri Innovation Campus.

The Lee’s Summit School District, the University of Central Missouri and Exergonix are working together to bridge the gap in state educational and workforce needs. While still in the early stages of the plans, Elaine Metcalf with Summit Technology Academy said the group will collaborate on Missouri Innovation Campus, a place where high school students can learn the ins and outs of STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“It’s exciting that our students would have an opportunity to stay local, go to school at University of Central Missouri, get a bachelor’s degree and then stay…

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