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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 …

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

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

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

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

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 …