Missouri lawmakers meet with MCC campus presidents

Metropolitan Community College campus presidents spent time in the state’s capital during the week of Feb. 20 to talk with lawmakers about the importance of community college and the direct impact higher education has on training and educating the next generation. MCC students were also part of the delegation to Jefferson City. 13 students from …

Photo gallery: Education and business leaders talk workforce development

Metropolitan Community College-Longview was the stage Thursday, Feb. 23 for schools, colleges and employers to meet and discuss Kansas City’s growing workforce development needs. The South Kansas City Alliance organized an Education Summit, which was attended by more than 100 people. KSHB 41 Action News covered the event:  In an interview with Ebony Bowman, program coordinator …

Make the perfect job connection March 8 at MCC-Longview Job Fair

Nearly 60 top employers will attend Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the MCC-Longview Recreation Center, 500 S.W. Longview Road in Lee’s Summit. The event is free and open to MCC students and the public. Career services coordinator Linda Anderson says she’s excited to welcome …

Workforce training programs a pathway to medical field for this student

Breana Mason was nervous. She wasn’t sure which career she was going to pursue, and she’d never taken a college class before. But it didn’t take long for her to settle in and find the guidance she needed at Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for Workforce Innovation. Mason’s journey began in the pharmacy technician program. “My …

Clarification on MCC student email about dropped classes

An email from Metropolitan Community College was inadvertently sent to all students Feb. 21, but it was intended only for those who had enrolled as full-time students but had dropped below full-time status. Students who were always enrolled as part time this semester can disregard that email. Students who should have received the email will …

All KCPS sixth-graders to visit MCC for Kids2College event

The students on two Metropolitan Community College campuses are about to get a lot younger, if only for a couple of days. Kansas City Public Schools sixth-graders will visit either MCC-Penn Valley or MCC-Business & Technology on Feb. 28 and March 1 for Kids2College, a national initiative that inspires a “college-going culture” among young students. …

MCC-Business & Technology campus hosts Lego robotics regional championship

More than 400 students in fourth through eighth grades will come together Saturday, Feb. 25, to compete in the FIRST Lego League Regional Championship at MCC’s Business & Technology Campus. The opening ceremony and parade of 46 teams begins at 11:45 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Participation has skyrocketed in this …

Random Acts of Kindness squad surprises MCC-Maple Woods students

It’s a lovely thing to be on the receiving end of kindness, and students at Metropolitan Community College had a nice surprise in store when a team of kindness-bearers beamed their goodness on the MCC-Maple Woods campus Feb. 17. The kindness recipients soon realized the folks from the Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City, North, were a …

Students, instructor provide feedback for author … and get thanked in print

For six students in an MCC-Longview class last year, reviewing an author’s unpublished manuscript might have been just another assignment. Now, however, the book is  out — and the six students and their instructor received thanks in print. The book is “Global Discontent: The Mosaic of Cultural Diversity” by Manouchehr (Manny) Pedram, Ph.D., a retired …