November 28, 2023

The State Fair Community College Apprenticeship Program recently presented Michael Hawkins of Sedalia, the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, Journeyman Certificate in Industrial Electrical Maintenance. The certificate presentation occurred at WireCo. The certificate was presented to Hawkins by Electrical Manager Gary Scott. SFCC Apprenticeship Program Director Lori Blalock was also present. An apprentice in Industrial Electrical Maintenance must complete up to two years of classroom work and 4000 hours (about 2 years) of on-the-job training to achieve journeyman status.   


Apprenticeship programs are for people of all ages who want to earn a salary while they learn direct job skills. These programs help employers build their workforce with a high-quality talent pipeline.   

SFCC offers apprenticeship programs in: Industrial Electrical Maintenance, Precision Machining, Welding, Engineering Design Technology, Construction Management, Robotics and Automation Tech, Millwright, Commercial Driver’s License, First-Line Supervisor, and Digital Media Marketing.   

Funding for SFCC’s Apprenticeship program is provided by a MoAMP (Missouri Apprenticeship in Manufacturing Program) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. For more information on how to enroll in the program as a student or employer, contact Blalock at (660) 596-7135, email or visit  

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