MCC-Business & Technology

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five standout MCC students received leadership awards Friday in St. Louis at an honors ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. The students, each representing a different MCC campus, each received the 2013 Student Leadership Award. Here are their stories:   Jessica Brand is an active member of the MCC-Maple Woods(…)

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A group of administrators from the St. Vrain Valley School District in Denver, Colo. are the latest in a series of school officials who have looked to MCC as a model for educational and workforce program innovation. Eight representatives from St. Vrain Valley visited Kansas City last week to explore four programs, some of which have already gained national attention. The group’s(…)

MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event next week that will make it easier for prospective and current students to select a career path. The Explore College & Career Showcase will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on every MCC campus.  Prospective students will learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs, financial aid and admissions(…)

MCC Manufacturing Consortium earns state-wide honor

MCC Manufacturing Consortium earns state-wide honor

A consortium of twenty-nine Kansas City-area manufacturers will be honored at an event next month in St. Louis for their partnership with Metropolitan Community College on a program to address the dire need for trained machinists in Greater Kansas City. The MCC Kansas City Manufacturing Consortium will receive the MoWINs Grant Partnership Award on October 31 during the Missouri Community(…)

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

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(…)

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

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(…)

16-week program prepares machinists to meet demand for skilled workers

16-week program prepares machinists to meet demand for skilled workers

On March 3, 2013, Paul Ewert had zero experience with machining. On March 4, he began taking classes in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) at MCC-Business & Technology. Ten weeks later, Paul was machining airplane parts at Triumph Structures, an aerospace manufacturer in Grandview, Mo. Ewert is one of 17 students enrolled in the CIMM training, a(…)

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

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(…)

She puts the ‘art’ in ‘industrial arts’: How Jennifer Dec added twinkle to the Five Star Gala in 10 not-so-easy steps

She puts the ‘art’ in ‘industrial arts’: How Jennifer Dec added twinkle to the Five Star Gala in 10 not-so-easy steps

The lab is buzzing loudly with the sounds of high-tech machines doing high-tech things. A few students are standing at work tables, heads down and focusing diligently on class projects. We’re in the MCC-Business & Technology FabLab. The ceilings are high and the lights are low, and the smell of chemicals suggests something fancy is(…)

820 shine at five-campus graduation, many ‘with honors’

820 shine at five-campus graduation, many ‘with honors’

Nearly 820 students donned flowy black robes and square-topped hats on May 16 to cross the stage to receive their diplomas at MCC’s district-wide commencement ceremony. Many of those graduating did so with honors. The ceremony, held at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., marks the second year that students from all five of MCC’s campuses have(…)