MCC participates in program aimed to educate and train for high-tech jobs

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Metropolitan Community College will provide customized training to help community members looking for jobs learn new skills in three technology sectors: healthcare organizations, small businesses, and large end-user IT firms.

MCC is working with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Full Employment Council and Think Big Partners to provide technology training to the long-time unemployed through the “Reboot U” program. MCC and The University of Central Missouri are working on customized training programs to help participants.

President Barack Obama announced the TechHire initiative from the White House.

The partners will facilitate the TechHire initiative and specifically the Reboot U program  here in our community by leveraging a $500,000 grant from Missouri Division of Workforce Development. The partners provide training opportunities that include a “shark tank” styled initial interview, generalized training in core IT competencies, specific sector training crafted by experts in target industries, and an 8-12 week paid internship or apprenticeship.

Through Reboot U, Kansas City is engaging businesses in a variety of sizes and scopes to train, employ, and expand a diverse talent pool that will reduce the gap between the supply and demand in IT employment.

To watch or read more about the TechHire initiative click on the links below.

http://fox4kc.com/2015/03/09/kansas-city-to-participate-in-program-educating-people-on-high-tech-jobs/

http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article13131374.html

https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/technology/techhire