Stronger Workforce, Greater Community: A Capital Campaign for the Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center and Center for Excellence.

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Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center

weldersState Fair Community College is the economic engine for Central Missouri. Multiple programs in highly sought technical fields provide students with skilled, hands-on learning that lead to one- and two-year professional certificates or associate degrees.

Partnerships and collaborations with area industries help identify vital training opportunities and programs that meet and exceed industry standards to attract and sustain a skilled workforce. Industry partners provide input on curriculum, customized training opportunities for new and existing workers, mentorships, apprenticeships and jobs for students in all technical areas.

Efforts to maintain these career programs and partnerships require more resources, including physical space. The human resources and existing facilities are at capacity and, if the college is to continue offering these technical programs and fulfill obligations to industry partners, SFCC will need to increase its learning labs and services for in-demand fields such as welding and precision machining. Especially during times of uncertainty, job security provides a comforting and stable foundation for individuals and families to navigate life’s unexpected twists and turns.

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Individual Supporters


Individual donations make an enormous difference in raising funds for this important project. State Fair Community College employees and community members have united in force with contributions to the Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center. The SFCC Foundation is extremely grateful to those individuals who have elected to support this worthy endeavor.

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Corporate Partners

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The State Fair Community College Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation, was established in 1981 to raise funds to meet the needs of the college. The foundation’s mission is to support and assist the college in serving the community by providing accessible, quality educational programs and services.

If your company would like to partner with the SFCC Foundation to help make this project a reality, please contact the SFCC Foundation at (660) 530-5811 or (660) 596-7275. You may also email the SFCC Foundation at

Naming Rights

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Naming rights are available inside the Olen Howard Workforce Innovation Center. Please contact the SFCC Foundation for options and availability. 

Contact the office at (660) 530-5811 or (660) 596-7275. You may also email the SFCC Foundation at

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