American College of Technology is offering scholarships to aid those impacted by the shutdown.
Energizer announced earlier it would shut down the plant, leaving more than 300 full-time employees and more than 150 contract workers without work.
“We’re going to extend a scholarship to help right now,” said Lute Atieh, ACOT Director of Operations and Technology in a news release.
“So they don’t have to borrow any funds or come out of pocket with any funds while they’re losing their job.”
ACOT will be holding informational sessions weekly in Maryville for the next 6 months. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to show up to one of the sessions and talk about resources available. The first sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 30th and Wednesday May 1st at the Holiday Inn Express located at 2929 S. Main St., Maryville, Mo. 64468.
“So if you’re already been laid off we can help you,” said Atieh. “If you’re going to be laid off we can help prepare you.”
Federal and State dollars are generally made available to workers who have been let go in a situation like this. Funding is there to provide new education to workers so they can advance their skillset to find gainful employment, Atieh says.
ACOT classes are all 100% online.