Truman Contributions in Economic Partnership
As a trusted resource in northeast Missouri, Truman can often play a unique role in efforts to support the community. Recently, the University joined a collaborative effort with the City of Kirksville and The Kraft Heinz Company to help meet workforce needs and bolster the local economy.
For its role in the partnership, Truman will utilize a currently unoccupied residence hall to provide temporary housing to recruited Kraft Heinz employees while they make permanent living arrangements in Kirksville. The University will also enroll all of the program participants in a one-credit course designed to aid in their transition to the area.
Representatives from Kraft Heinz, the City and Truman have worked together on the logistics of the program. If it is successful in Kirksville, Kraft Heinz could implement similar programs at its other facilities around the country.
Click here to read the original release from the City of Kirksville.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Truman doing to maintain safety and security on campus while participating in this partnership?
Will the program participants be using the dining halls, the campus recreation center, library and other campus resources?
As Truman students, the program participants will have access to all campus resources. Since Truman is a public university, most of the resources on campus, with a few exceptions for fee-based amenities, are already open to the general public.