Change One Thousand

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A new job-training academy in southwest Missouri targets skills needed for job retention and advancement.

Change One Thousand Skills Academy, set to launch February 8, is a five-week program created by the City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development. Josh Klein, project coordinator for the city, said the program will focus on teaching soft skills. Those include competent communication, work ethic, organization, punctuality and emotional intelligence, according to Klein.