The LearningForce | Our Team is Your Team
Jessica L. Craig, Director
Craig helps business and industry design training programs to meet specific needs and oversees course offerings for continuing and community education. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor's of Science in Finance and is a Certified Economic Developer. Prior to joining SFCC, Craig worked as an Economic Development Manager for Metropolitan Community College and the Missouri Department of Economic Development as a Project Manager Industry Specialist as well as a mutual fund accountant for State Street. She serves as secretary of the Missouri Economic Development Council and is a member of Missouri Association of Customized Training.
Amy Jackson, Assistant Director
Jackson helps employees and companies leverage their resources to enhance their knowledge and skills. She has worked in marketing and business development in the telephone, video and Internet industry for 13 years and has a bachelor's degree in Management and Marketing.
"As assistant director I want to share our vision of being a responsive, creative team that provides effective, customized educational opportunities for all learners."
Jo Lynn Turley, Resource Coordinator
Turley coordinates quality community education courses that meet the diverse interests and needs for personal enrichment for all ages and professional development for those who want to sharpen their career skills.
"At The LearningForce, we believe everyone is a learner, so I'm pleased to be able to work with local and online instructors to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for everyone ... from arts, crafts, health and wellness to motorcycle riding, commercial truck driving, and career-building skills."
Nicki Gilbert, Specialist
Gilbert helps companies with their customized training and professional development needs. She has worked in the customized training field for three years and in human resources for 10 years. She has an associate degree in Business Management and is currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Management with an emphasis in Human Resources.
"My role is to coordinate administration of customized training grants and help employees enroll in Professional Development courses."
Ethelene Jagels, Specialist
Jagels helps student enroll in Lifelong Learning classes. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Secretarial Science and has worked with Lifelong Learning students and classes for 27 years.
"I help customers find classes for personal enrichment and fun such as dance, arts and fitness. We have something for everyone."