January 24, 2017

SEDALIA—The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded a $67,000 grant to State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce to implement a manufacturing apprenticeship program.

The program is designed to give participants an understanding of the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in manufacturing. Participants will learn about manufacturing processes and procedures, quality controls, safety, and how to effectively communicate in the work environment. Job shadowing and on-the-job training will be included.

The program will serve 10 participants. Eligible candidates include SFCC students, veterans and individuals receiving Missouri Job Center services.

Local and regional manufacturers also will partner with The LearningForce in the program.

For more information, contact Amy Jackson, executive director of The LearningForce, at (660) 596-7391 or ajackson14@sfccmo.edu.