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MCC-BT Newsletter 1/20/15

Click here to see the entire MCC-BT Newsletter and read about our featured student of the week, see pictures from the first day of Spring 2015 classes, and learn about upcoming events.

In addition to degree, one lucky BT student wins $2k toolbox

Through a generous donation from Grainger, MCC-BT is able to raffle a huge red toolbox at the end of every semester to one lucky student earning a degree or certificate.  Alex Brettman is the winner of our Fall 2014 Grainger Toolbox Giveaway. “This toolbox is HUGE,” said Alex after getting a closeup look at his …

MCC-BT Newsletter 12/15/14

Click here to see the entire MCC-BT Newsletter. Read about Dr. Tom Wheeler’s recent published articles, growth projections for our Early College program, upcoming volunteer opportunities, and more. 

Introducing MCC-BT President, Dr. Hasan Naima

Please join us in welcoming Hasan Naima, Ph.D., the new president of MCC-Business and Technology. Naima comes to MCC from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he served as dean of engineering and business technologies.  There, he was responsible for more than 100 full- and part-time faculty and staff in 15 programs of study. In …

Biden announces national apprenticeship consortium; MCC already has model program in place

When Vice President Joe Biden announced this month that the U.S. Department of Labor has established the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC), Metropolitan Community College enthusiastically embraced the creation of a national structure for a program MCC has already been offering for 15 years. In his announcement during the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention …

FIRST Robotics and MCC in the News

Last week, March 14 and 15, MCC-Business & Technology hosted the Greater Kansas City Region FIRST Robotics Competition.  More than 2,000 team members, mentors, parents, judges and volunteers attended. Check out some of the media coverage below: See pictures of the competition in this KC Star photo gallery. Read about the process of designing and …

Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition coming to MCC-BT

One of the Midwest’s largest robotics tournaments will take place March 14 and 15 at MCC-Business & Technology.  The Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will featuring more than 1,1o0 high school students representing 57 FIRST Robotics teams from the Kansas City area. Dubbed the Varsity Sport for the Mind, FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) …