Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson, Executive Director

Jackson oversees the workforce and economic development initiatives of SFCC’s 14-county service area, including workforce training, professional development, specialized certifications, Small Business & Technology Development Center, grant administration, and community education. She has worked in marketing and business development in job training, communications and service industries for almost 20 years. A graduate of SFCC, she has bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Marketing, has been an adjunct instructor here since 2014 and is a Development Dimensions International (DDI) nationally certified instructor. Jackson is chapter president of the Human Resource Management Association of West Central Missouri and a member of the Missouri State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, Missouri Economic Development Council, Missouri Association of Customized Training, and the Sedalia Rotary Club. Call on The LearningForce team for responsive and flexible training options that will provide knowledge, skills and enrichment for your business, professional and personal growth.

Kelly Asbury

Kelly Asbury, Director, Small Business Development Center

The SBDC director assists and supports entrepreneurs, students and small businesses in launching and growing small businesses. Staff also assist with market analysis, business planning, financial projections, and other services designed to make businesses more competitive in the marketplace. We provide resources and no-cost counseling to entrepreneurs and small businesses in their start-up, growth, expansion and succession phase.  I’m very proud to be a part of the professional and dedicated team that makes up The LearningForce.

Emily Twenter, Operations Coordinator

Twenter facilitates the fiscal activities for the unit including all accounts payable, accounts receivable and grant administration for all lines of business of The LearningForce.  As the Operations Coordinator, I have the unique opportunity of ensuring that all financial parts of our department run smoothly. I’m excited to be a part of The LearningForce, a team that has a tremendous opportunity to play an important role in our statewide economic development, which in turn will have an important impact on our community.

Carla Childers

Carla Childers, Resource Coordinator

Childers coordinates professional development, community education and personal enrichment courses to meet the diverse interests and needs of people of all ages. Class topics range from how to sharpen career skills for adults to Lego® Robotics for kids. 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—from arts and crafts and health and wellness to motorcycle riding, leadership, commercial truck driving, and career-building.

emily westermier, coordinator

Emily Westermier, Coordinator

Westermier is responsible for frontline customer service and coordinates community events on campus. In addition to supporting day-to-day operations, she coordinates Career Services activities and gathers follow-up data for institutional reporting. With degrees in management and leadership from University of Central Missouri, Westermier looks forward to growing this new position in The LearningForce. I’m excited to play a role in providing services to SFCC students and the surrounding community through Career Services and The LearningForce’s educational opportunities. I’m happy to support the impact The LearningForce and SFCC have on the surrounding area and the people who live, work and learn here.

Training Instructors

More than 40 qualified instructors teach courses for The LearningForce. Their expertise covers a wide variety of diverse topics:

  • Technical training (welding, electrical, PLC, machining)
  • Lean/Quality (lean Six Sigma, process improvement, quality)
  • Leadership/supervisory training
  • Computer skills
  • Personal enrichment (basic motorcycle rider, Missouri Concealed Carry Weapons, computer classes, health and wellness, early childhood development, community education)
  • General skills to assist individuals in the marketplace or help them enhance their knowledge base

We are always seeking additional instructors. If you have a proposal for a course, learn more about Teaching for The LearningForce and submit a proposal. Our staff can assist you in developing your idea and creating curriculum to make your class a success.

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