Tag «MCC-Business & Technology»

Meet Robert Dumler, MCC-Business & Technology’s own Mr. Roboto

MCC-Business & Technology Early College Program coordinator and instructor Robert Dumler, middle wearing shorts, is the regional director of the KC FIRST Robotics Competition.

The volunteers for Kansas City For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (KC FIRST) often say there is no exit strategy for leaving the organization. Robert Dumler clearly has embraced that philosophy. Dumler’s volunteer work with KC FIRST began as a coach 10 years ago. In the decade since, he has been a coach, …

Equipped for success: Grant helps MCC-BT program purchase 3-D scanner

Mike Cline, program coordinator for Engineering Technology and Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, said the department's new 3D scanner will help take students to the next level.

It didn’t take Mike Cline long to begin using a new 3-D laser scanner in an Engineering Technology (ETEC) classroom. Just days after the device arrived, he was making plans to use it for a final during the spring 2016 semester. “One idea is for our students to use the printer to help them create …

Video: MCC celebrates 100th birthday with parties on each campus

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100 Years, 100 Stories Video: On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the MCC family celebrated the College’s Centennial on each campus with cake, punch and festivities that included “selfie stations” with props such as party hats. Students, employees and members of the Board of Trustees joined in the revelry. The many birthday cakes were provided by the MCC Foundation. Proclamations …

Unilever workers avoid layoffs, spend the summer in class at MCC instead

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100 Years, 100 Stories With the Unilever plant in Independence set to switch from “wet” to “dry” production — so long, Wish-Bone salad dressing; hello, Knorr gravy mixes — it looked like workers would be laid off this summer while the plant was overhauled. Happily, however, thanks to state funding, 120 Unilever employees spent three …

Dr. Dana Grove named interim president of MCC-Business & Technology

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Dr. Dana Grove, most recently president of Morton College in Cicero, Illinois, has been named interim president of the MCC-Business & Technology campus, effective Sept. 8. MCC Chancellor Mark James introduced Grove to faculty and staff at Business & Technology’s fall convocation on Aug. 21. Grove served as president at Morton, a community college in …

Video: U.S. Secretary of Labor visits MCC, praises job training programs

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100 Years, 100 Stories Metropolitan Community College was excited to host U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez as he toured the MCC-Business & Technology campus and then took part in a roundtable discussion that featured MCC business partners and successful graduates of the programs. Mark James, MCC chancellor, and Terry Dunn, chairman of the …

Fact sheet: The ‘MoWINs’ job training grants at MCC

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When U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez visits MCC’s Business & Technology campus Aug. 18, a stop on his “Shared Prosperity for a Stronger America” tour leading up to Labor Day, there will be a lot of talk about the “Mo” grants. Do you know what the “Man” in the MoManWINs grant stands for? …

Best year ever for MCC’s OSHA training center

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100 Years, 100 Stories It’s a record year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus. The Region VII OSHA Training Institute Education Center, which serves Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, trained 1,243 people between Oct. 1, 2014, and July 31 of this year. (By …