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Speed interviews at MCC-Business & Technology: Quick path to a career

After five years of seasonal work, Judith Burnam wanted a career that offered more security and stability. A semester in the Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) program is the first step toward that goal. Burnam, 63, took another step Tuesday during CIMM speed interviews with several companies at the MCC-Business & Technology campus. Those …

MCC’s Jackie Gill named to national workforce development panel

Jackie Gill, Ed.D., president of the MCC-Business & Technology campus, has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. Gill’s term on the commission runs from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. “We are sure that your insights and leadership will significantly contribute to the Board’s decision-making …

With help from MCC student and instructors, 3-year-old rides his first bike

UPDATE: Since the original reporting of the Hudson Borton story, media outlets nationwide have picked up the content. See notes below with links to television coverage and social media coverage. Hundreds of thousands have now heard of the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology team who made such a difference to the Borton family. Original story posted …

Business & Technology grad plans to give back to his homeland

One of our 2016 graduates will be taking the skills he gained as a student at MCC-Business & Technology and using them to help his homeland. Aguer Kuir Gak K, known as Gak to his fellow students, is a native of South Sudan. Gak came to the United States in May 2013. He arrived at …

At SkillsUSA state championships, MCC students win 10 gold medals

MCC students had a fantastic showing in the SkillsUSA Missouri State Championships. MCC-Longview Automotive had four students and MCC-Business & Technology Campus had two students representing MCC in the competition. Those six students brought home a total of TEN medals and TWO are now heading to the national competition. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, …

MCC Early College students among robot builders at this week’s FIRST Robotics contest

Jordan Fountain and Timothy Collins

“A bunch of nerds in a room doing their thing.” That’s Jordan Fountain’s description for his robotics team, First Bots of Independence 1723. But the hundreds of spectators visiting the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus this week likely would describe the group as really cool. Fountain and Timothy Collins, a member of the “Hermes” …

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

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

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 …