Stanley Black & Decker has donated nearly two semitrailer loads of workbenches, toolboxes, workboxes, cabinets, and an assortment of power and hand tools to State Fair Community College and the SFCC Career and Technology Center’s technical programs.

The donation has greatly enhanced the learning environment for students in Industrial Maintenance, Precision Machining, Welding, Automotive, Robotics, Engineering Design, and Construction Management programs.

Chris Sgobbo, Stanley Black & Decker plant manager in Sedalia, recently stopped by SFCC to see the new automotive classroom where students are using some of the donated items.

The new automotive classroom is located in the Tech II building, which was previously used as a daycare facility on the Sedalia campus. The remodeled Tech II has allowed SFCC to expand the Automotive Technology program to accommodate more students that will help meet the high demand for automotive technicians in the college’s service region.

In the photo: from left, Matthew Karbinas, automotive and diesel instructor, Chris Sgobbo, Stanley Black & Decker plant manager, Mark Kelchner, dean of Technical Education and Workforce Innovation, and Matthew Clark, Automotive Technology program coordinator.

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