Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Samuel U. Rogers Health Center (SURHC) have been awarded the Missouri Community College Association’s MoWINs Partnership Award. The award was given in recognition of the college’s partnership to maximize the impact of the MoHealthWINs program.
MoHealthWINs is part of a statewide grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by MCCA. The state’s community colleges received nearly $15 million to train Missourians for work in the health services and health sciences industry.
MCC leaders worked closely with the Health Center to provide students with opportunities to get real-world, hands-on experience working in a health care setting. SURHC staff also helped MCC develop and design curriculum to ensure that students leave the program with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed.
“Missouri community colleges are continuing to work closely with state workforce leaders to ensure that our students graduate ready and able to succeed in today’s economy, by focusing on those fields poised for growth. This has been a great opportunity and partnership for the Kansas City area, “said Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James.
“We’re honored to receive this special award,” said Hilda Fuentes, SURHC’s CEO. “Our partnership working with MCC has been mutually beneficial. The health sector of our economy continues to grow and it’s important to have a knowledgeable, competent workforce, which speaks to the work MCC has been doing in this regard. We’re happy to play in a role in this educational process.”
Last year, SURHC served more than 22,000 patients at its 7 locations, providing quality, affordable comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services for patients of every age.