Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC in the news: Unique program trains machinists better, faster, cheaper

A new partnership between MCC-Business & Technology and a group of local employers means a more direct path to employment for some manufacturing students, and it’s gaining attention around the city. The Computer Integrated Machining & Manufacturing (CIMM) program, established earlier in 2013, is a short-term training for entry-level machinists. Many of the area’s more than 2,500 manufacturers are in need …

Welcome, new students!

MCC’s five campuses have all been bustling this week with the excitement of welcoming new students, and we’re proud to have a group of returning students leading the welcome efforts. Volunteering as Peer Leaders, returning students from each campus have been helping new students and their families get acquainted with the campus and with the …

MCC-Business & Technology and KC Public Library go for the gold

Gold collar jobs—technical careers that pay well, are in high demand and require fewer than four years of training—are the focus of a traveling exhibit currently on display at the Kansas City Public Library. The exhibit, which is accompanied by a workshop series, was developed by Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. The project explores how to …

MCC-Business & Technology program will teach high schoolers college-level tech skills

High school students from the Independence and North Kansas City school districts will soon be able to earn college credit in technical programs, thanks to an agreement signed this week by the school districts and Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus.  The initiative, called the MCC-Business & Technology Early College program, allows high school …

KCPS seniors earn high school, college degrees simultaneously

More than a dozen graduating seniors in the Kansas City Missouri Public Schools each earned a college degree alongside their high school diploma this spring, thanks to a new partnership between the school district and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.   The students are part of the Early College Academy, a unique dual enrollment program that, unlike …

Join Maple Woods for (high school) Junior Day

Do you know any high school juniors who are interested in taking classes at MCC-Maple Woods? Tell them to sign up for Junior Day! What: Junior Day at MCC-Maple Woods When: March 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Where: MCC-Maple Woods Campus Center, arbor room Why: To learn about admission, financial aid and opportunities at …

Area high school students compete at 29th Annual Scholar Bowl

MCC-Maple Woods has been hosting the Scholar Bowl, an academic contest for local high school students, for nearly three decades. The competition was started by former instructors to encourage high school students to embrace challenging material. 12-14 teams from area high schools compete each year for academic supremacy, including Excelsior Springs, Fort Osage, Lawson, Liberty, …