The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded a $67,000 grant to State Fair Community College’s 'The Learning Force' 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. According to SFCC, 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.

Ten participants will be able to benefit from the program. Eligible candidates include students at State Fair Community College, veterans, and people receiving Missouri Job Center services.

Local and regional manufacturers also will partner with 'The Learning Force' in the program.

For more information, call Amy Jackson, the executive director of 'The Learning Force,' at 660-596-7391.

State Fair Community College
Randy Braley, State Fair Community College

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