September 23, 2021

Sedalia, Missouri  Sept. 23, 2021 – Justin Wright and Carl Mounce, State Fair Community College faculty and program coordinators, recently attended Train-the-Trainer sessions and earned National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) certifications. These events are hands-on professional development opportunities for community and technical college and high school instructors. NC3 and Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, developed and hosted the training.  

Wright, Precision Machining Technology program coordinator, received the Advanced Measuring Instruments certification. He has 25 years of experience in the machining industry and has taught at SFCC for nine years. Mounce, Welding program coordinator, received the Lincoln Electric Four Process Training certification. He has more than 30 years in the welding industry and has been teaching classes for 22 years with the last seven years at SFCC.  


NC3 is a network of education providers and corporations that embodies a passion for innovative career technical education (CTE) models that will produce a sustainable, highly-skilled workforce. Its mission is to connect employers and educational institutions in partnerships that foster effective training, elevation of skilled careers and employment opportunities. (Source: 


State Fair Community College recently joined NC3 as a Leadership School member. This membership level offers presidential and leadership participation in the NC3 network and provides access to all of NC3’s industry partners and exclusive certification programs. Members also can use NC3 strategic planning and benchmarking resources and best practices and can collaborate with other NC3 education leaders. 

Attaining NC3 Leadership School status is a step to becoming a national Center of Excellence in NC3’s certification programs, a goal that SFCC’s career and technology education programs are seeking. As a Leadership School, SFCC’s students can earn highly recognized NC3 certifications at no cost. 

To learn more about SFCC’s career technical education programs, contact Rochelle Hockett, Career and Technology Education (CTE) liaison, at or (660) 596-7260. Visit for a list of SFCC’s CTE programs. 

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