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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 …

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 …

Six MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers sign to play soccer for four-year colleges

The Metropolitan Community College-Blue River men’s and women’s soccer teams have a lot to be proud of this spring. Six players have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at four-year colleges. At a ceremony Feb. 13, the players were all smiles as they signed their way into the future. Here’s a look …

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 …

MCC leaders chosen to speak at Kansas/Missouri Superintendents Leadership Forum

Chancellor Mark James and Metropolitan Community College campus presidents were invited to the Kansas/Missouri Superintendents Leadership Forum Feb. 9 to discuss innovative ways that K-12 schools and higher education can work together to better serve students. The educators talked about dual credit, dual enrollment and early college programs as well as ways to help all …

MCC works to prepare students for future success with new Transfer Advising Center

Update: Photo gallery from Feb. 8 grand opening event for MCC-Penn Valley’s Transfer Advising Center: Thanks to all who joined us and our special gratitude to our transfer partners: University of Missouri – Kansas City Northwest Missouri State University Central Methodist University Columbia College DeVry Avila University Cleveland University Grand Canyon University Susan Freeze – Graceland …

MCC-Maple Woods softball team pitches in to help SafeHaven

Due to weather concerns, Metropolitan Community College canceled its MLK Day of Service activities on Jan. 16. But in true team spirit, the MCC-Maple Woods softball team rallied late for the agency they were planning to help on MLK Day. The team stepped up to the plate Jan. 31 at Synergy Services’ SafeHaven for a “make …

MCC and Kansas City Royals renew partnership

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce it is continuing a partnership with the Kansas City Royals. The agreement provides the College with an opportunity to spread the word about the high-quality academic and career programs MCC provides the Greater Kansas City region. The partnership began in 2014. The new three-year agreement, which runs through …

Photo gallery: ‘Kin Killin’ Kin’ artist James Pate’s daylong visit

Metropolitan Community College was honored to host Ohio artist James Pate Feb. 2 on the MCC-Penn Valley campus. Pate, who was here as part of a two-week exhibition of his traveling series “Kin Killin’ Kin,” spoke to social justice and art students at the Carter Art Center Gallery in the morning. He wrapped up his …