MCC-Business & Technology

MCC-Business & Technology ranked in top 150 community colleges, for the second time

MCC-Business & Technology ranked in top 150 community colleges, for the second time

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program this week named Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. This is the second time MCC-Business & Technology has been acknowledged by the Aspen Institute and invited to apply for(…)

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

Current and future electric utility line technician students at Metropolitan Community College now have a chance to work with additional real-world equipment even before they venture out into the real world, thanks to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). The company today donated an electric utility bucket truck to the utility lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology. The donation is(…)

MCC to host thousands for 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

When MCC-Business & Technology hosts the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition March 14-15, 2014, approximately 55 teams from the region will compete, bringing thousands of high school students to campus. More than 450 FIRST Robotics team members visited campus recently for FIRST Look, a preview party to show off MCC-Business & Technology’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. FIRST is(…)

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

A Veterans’ Day greeting from MCC Chancellor Mark James: Today, Veterans’ Day, is a time for all of us at MCC to stand up and salute the women and men who serve and have served our country, risking their lives to protect the freedom that characterizes our great nation. We appreciate the selflessness of these(…)

Two collaborative MCC programs honored for innovation

Two collaborative MCC programs honored for innovation

Two exemplary MCC programs were honored last week in St. Louis at an awards ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. MCC-Business & Technology’s partnership with P.E.T. International earned the Mel Aytes Faculty Innovation Award, which is presented annually to celebrate new approaches to teaching in the community college classroom.(…)

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(…)