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New Traditions

New Traditions is a statewide network of resource centers and resource personnel. The goal of New Traditions is to help members of special populations enroll, enter, and complete career and technical programs. New Traditions is designed to assist people who are facing economic changes and need skills training. Its major purpose is to assist in planning careers that offer more job security, higher pay and employment success.


Who is eligible for New Traditions?

NONTRADITIONALS are individuals who are seeking employment in an occupation traditionally dominated by the opposite gender.

SINGLE PARENTS are individuals who are unmarried or legally separated from their spouse and are pregnant or have a minor child(ren) for which the parent has either sole or joint custody.

DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS are individuals who are divorced, widowed, separated, or have a disabled spouse, and must prepare for paid employment.


GIRLS AND WOMEN 14-25 are female students seeking vocational skills to enable them to support themselves and their families.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES and individuals with other barriers to educational achievement, including limited English proficiency.


Assistance and Available Services

Help in identifying your interest and skills

Support services for finding solutions to your special concerns

Paid tuition for vocational training for qualified applicants

Career Counseling

Vocational Testing

Adult Basic Education

Financial Aid Information

Educational or Training Referrals

Job Placement and Follow-up

Nontraditional Workshops

Professional Development for Educators


For more information, please contact:
Sonda Stuart
New Traditions
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 263-4100 extension 11232