Tag «serving communities»

Northwest, MCC partner to provide A+ opportunities in St. Joseph

College-bound students in St. Joseph will soon have the opportunity to use their A+ scholarship money locally. Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) today announce a new partnership with the St. Joseph School District to provide space and resources that will assist St. Joseph high school students who are eligible for A+. …

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 …

MCC signs agreement with WGU

MCC Chancellor Mark James shakes hands with WGU Missouri Chancellor Angie Besendorfer as they announce an agreement easing the way for MCC grads to achieve their goal of a bachelor’s degree with WGU Missouri.   MCC and WGU Missouri  announced today the signing of an articulation agreement that allows MCC graduates and staff to apply for free …

MCC employee receives Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award

Barbara Friedmann, outreach manager for the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation, received the 2014 Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award today.  The award, presented by St. Teresa’s Academy, recognizes excellence in leadership, community service or educational reform.  Barb was honored for her long-standing role as a community leader and activist in the Kansas City area. Barb has …

Five civic leaders to co-chair MCC Works campaign

Five local civic leaders — Terry Dunn, Frank Ellis, Terry Bassham, Mary Bloch and Cliff Illig — have signed on to serve as co-chairs for a campaign that will help fundamentally transform Kansas City’s largest institution of higher education, Metropolitan Community College. Funding from the campaign, called MCC Works, will support a re-tooling of the college …

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) …

Major area manufacturer turns to MCC for their higher education needs

Harrisonville manufacturer Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has partnered with Metropolitan Community College to enroll 45 of their 250 employees in the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program for business management.  The first group of students, consisting of plant workers and administrative staff, started this past fall at MCC and is gearing up for their second semester.  …

MCC partners with Eptac to expand soldering courses

The MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation has partnered with Eptac, an internationally-recognized solder training and IPC certification corporation, to expand micro-soldering training to the area.  The partnership will allow Eptac to hold courses at MCC’s Richards Gebaur Training Center (formerly the MCC Southland Center) in south Kansas City.  Eptac will utilize MCC space, equipment and …