Category «Creating opportunities»

#MCCGrads2017: Early college graduates continue to inspire

Metropolitan Community College is experiencing ongoing success with its early college programs, with expanded growth in the number of graduates completing each year. 76 high school seniors, from four MCC campuses, earned their associate’s degrees in 2017. That is up from 61 in 2016. MCC’s early college programs are an opportunity for students to get …

#MCCGrads2017: Hero to a little boy and a two-time MCC grad

David Valdez is famous on the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus for designing a device that allowed a little boy born without a left hand to ride a bike for the first time. Actually, his fame goes beyond the campus — that feel-good story made headlines locally and even around the country. “I’m extremely …

MCC students learn the value of networking at Burns & McDonnell events

MCC students experienced the power of networking March 23-24 during two events with Burns & McDonnell representatives at the Business & Technology campus. The visit included a presentation from Burns & McDonnell employees, as well as an opportunity to speak with individuals from several departments at the full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions …

KCPS sixth-graders check out college life at MCC

Kansas City Public Schools sixth-graders from 19 schools recently turned into college students, at least for a couple of hours. About 900 students were expected on the MCC-Penn Valley and MCC-Business & Technology campuses Feb. 28 and March 1. The groups were split into morning and afternoon sessions both days. Kids2College is a national initiative …

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 …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …

Four MCC employees named 2017 Black Achievers

Four Metropolitan Community College employees — Victorie Edwards, Lyle Gibson, Gieselle Taylor and Terrell Tigner — have been selected to join the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The group, founded by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in 1974 (five years before he was first elected a Kansas City councilman), honors local African-American leaders in …