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The Missouri Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program for adults. The grant addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized crediential in an area designated as high need. The Welding program at Three Rivers College is one of the many approved education programs eligible for this new grant.

Grant recipients must maintain Missouri residency and work in Missouri for three years after graduation to prevent the grant from becoming a loan that must be repaid with interest.

To learn more about the Fast Track Incentive Grant and to see all eligible programs, visit

“Our welding programs offer an efficient and affordable gateway into a high-demand career,” said Will Cooper, Chair of the Career Studies and Workforce Development department at Three Rivers. “In as little as a year, a student in these programs can be ready for well-paying welding jobs anywhere in the nation. Now with the Missouri Fast Track program, students who meet the requirements can complete these programs at no cost.”

Three Rivers College offers welding classes at its Three Rivers – Dexter location. Students can pursue two different one-year certificates for welding, as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Welding Engineering Technology.

“Students will gain valuable in-demand skills pursuing a certificate in the Welding program,” said Cooper.

Spring classes at Three Rivers, including the Welding program, begin January 19, with a registration deadline of Friday, January 15. Prospective students can visit or call 573-8400-9605 for more information on all of Three Rivers’ programs of study. To apply for admission to Three Rivers, visit Prospective students must possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential.

For questions during the College’s Christmas break, December 12 through January 3, email and someone will reply within 24 hours.

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit

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