MCC in the news: MCC opens Southland Training Center

The MCC Southland Training Center, an MCC training annex in South Kansas City, is making headlines for its role in gearing up the tech skills of workers in southern Jackson and Cass counties. The training center, located at the office park formerly occupied by the Richards-Gebaur Air Force base, was established earlier this year in …

MoHealthWINs Data Center Lab Progressing at MCC-BT

It may not look like much now with bare drywall and no furniture, but MCC-Business & Technology is on its way to building an innovative learning experience with the new MoHealthWINs Data Center Lab. The lab will feature a simulated production environment for students to get hands-on training in typical data center technologies, including networks, servers, …

MCC holds inaugural five-campus graduation; Nixon delivers keynote

The Metropolitan Community College district held its first ever five-campus combined graduation ceremony on May 17 and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered the keynote address. The ceremony, held at the historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., included more than 750 graduates from all five MCC campuses: Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple …

Connect with MCC on social media

If you use Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin and you haven’t yet connected with MCC through these social media tools, there’s no time like the present! To like MCC on Facebook, search for “Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City” or simply go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/mcckansascity. To follow MCC on Twitter, search for @MCCKansasCity or simply go to https://twitter.com/#!/MCCKansasCity. To connect with MCC …

First MCC-Cass County courses receive high marks from students

As the inaugural semester of MCC’s course offerings in Cass County wraped up this past May, results of a student satisfaction survey indicate most students would give the program an A+. The spring semester, which began in February, marked the first time MCC has offered degree-path college courses within Cass County limits. Classes are held …

MCC in the news: Trailblazer Collegiate Academy graduates first class

In a news segment that ran yesterday, Fox 4 reported that Metropolitan Community College’s first district-wide graduation will also mark the graduation of the first Trailblazer Collegiate Academy students. Watch the Fox 4 video here. These teenaged students earned college credits at MCC-Blue River while still in high school, allowing them to graduate with an associate’s …

LINCWorks Program Hosts Event to Honor Graduates

Today, MCC staff and faculty celebrated students who have completed LINCWorks Training.  Sixteen students were awarded certificates in various healthcare courses including certified nurse assistant, Level 1 Medication Aide, CPR, mental health first aid, and phlebotomy.  Four of the students were also recognized for obtaining their GED. LINCWorks is a partnership between the MCC Institute …

MCC in the News: EnergyWorks Initiative Covered by The KC Call

An in-depth article appeared in this week’s edition of the KC Call, “Constructing Lives Built Around the Green Impact Zone,” covering MCC’s EnergyWorks training program. MCC, through the Institute for Workforce Innovation, is part of a city-wide initiative that received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase the retrofit of buildings in …

MCC in the news: Biden visit garners regional, national attention

When Second Lady and community college instructor Dr. Jill Biden visited MCC this week, along with Asst. Labor Secretary Jane Oates, the two community college advocates not only brought to light the great things Missouri’s community colleges are doing, but they also drew considerable local, regional and national media attention to MCC. Many news outlets …