LINCWorks Program Hosts Event to Honor Graduates

Today, MCC staff and faculty celebrated students who have completed LINCWorks Training.  Sixteen students were awarded certificates in various healthcare courses including certified nurse assistant, Level 1 Medication Aide, CPR, mental health first aid, and phlebotomy.  Four of the students were also recognized for obtaining their GED.

LINCWorks is a partnership between the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation and the Local Investment Commission (LINC) to provide career training, job placement assistance, and soft skills training to Kansas City residents who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  

Since February 2011, the program has trained over 80 students.  Twenty-four have gotten job placement at area healthcare facilities.  Other students have gone on to enroll in credit programs to obtain nursing degrees at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute.    

Presenters included Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, president of MCC-Penn Valley; Georgia Schmittling, community education coordinator; Brenda Mitchelson, LINC program development specialist; and Shayla DeWitt, student.  Kimiko Fowlkes, clinical instructor, awarded CNA students their pins.