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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER – CENTRAL MISSOURI
MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
CAMPAIGN THEME, LOGO AND LEADERSHIP INTRODUCED

It is with great excitement that Southern Boone School District, in partnership with the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission, City of Ashland and Ranken Technical College, is in the planning stages of a major capital campaign to build a technical college in Ashland. This workforce development center will serve high school and adult students in Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard and Moniteau counties. We are pleased to announce the theme of our campaign: Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce.

Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce is a fitting theme for our community and this campaign because it speaks to our goal of creating a pipeline of skilled workers in Central Missouri.

We are also pleased to announce the following individuals who have stepped forward to lead this vital effort:

 Honorary Chairs

Billy and Glenda Sapp, Founders Emery Sapp & Sons

 General Chair

Bill Lloyd, President, Connections Bank

Executive Committee

David Bock, Executive Director, Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission

Shannon Brueggemann, Dean of Academic Affairs, Ranken Technical College

Christopher Felmlee, Superintendent, Southern Boone R-1 School District

Dan Kania, Vice President for Education, Ranken Technical College

Jonathan Mack, Sr. Project Manager, MO Dept of Economic Development

Fred Parry, Founder/Publisher Emeritus, Inside Columbia

Tony St. Romaine, City Administrator, City of Ashland

Dave Westhoff, Owner, Westhoff Rentals

“Having access to trained, qualified employees is an ongoing need for our company. We are pleased to lead the effort to build a technical school in Ashland to complement the programs that provide our Central Missouri region with a skilled workforce .”  Billy and Glenda Sapp, Honorary Chairs

In the coming weeks and months you will learn much more about the effort and the different ways you can help the cause. In the meantime, please feel free to spread this exciting news among our local businesses and industries and invite them to contact:

Bill Lloyd at blloyd@connectionsbank.com or (573) 268-5172

Fred Parry at fparry61@gmail.com or (573) 489-1831

Jane Rutter at jrutter@steiergroup.com or (573) 864-2503

Project Executive Summary, click here.

To learn more about Investing in Tomorrow's Workforce click here to access the website.

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