Great news for Northlanders—the MCC Public Computer Centers will be opening a new location in Kearney, Mo., at the Old Firehouse Center for Creative Excellence later this month. This will be the seventh PCC location, and the first to open at a non-MCC location. Like all PCCs, the new location will offer free basic digital literacy training, access to computers and equipment, and job search assistance. PCC users will also be able to participate in monthly giveaway drawings.
The new PCC was made possible by a partnership between MCC and the Kearney Firehouse Center, and several community organizations, including the City of Kearney, the Kearney Enrichment Council, and National Marketing Resources. NMR donated the computers and software for the PCC.
On Sept. 26, MCC staff hosted an informational session on the PCCs, as well as possible MCC course offerings, for Kearney community leaders, including Mayor Bill Dane, and Firehouse Center volunteers. The Kearney Courier released an article on the informational session.
MCC staff continue to collaborate with Old Firehouse Center workers on educational opportunities for the residents and business community of Kearney. They are also working together to develop promotional activities, including an upcoming open house in November that will showcase not only the PCCs, but other service offerings provided by the Old Firehouse.
For more information about PCCs, please contact Amanda Turner, 816.604.1521.