The Metropolitan Community College-Business and Technology campus hosted a career day for freshman from the Independence School District. Students from all three ISD high schools (Truman High School, William Chrisman High School, and Van Horn High School) had the opportunity to speak with various businesses from the Kansas City Metro area. Approximately 60 local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused employers were on campus to answer student questions. Some of the businesses that participated include: Burns & McDonnell, Jackson County Government, Hollis & Miller, Kauffman Center and the Independence Chamber of Commerce.
The purpose of the event was for Freshman students to explore and choose a career path that aligns with ISD’s Career Academies. The Independence Chamber of Commerce also hosted a lunch-and-learn and MCC employees were on hand conducting tours to answer any questions about the College. This partnership showcases MCC’s commitment to preparing students, serving communities and creating opportunities. Educators across the region are including the businesses community in key decisions to ensure students are being trained for jobs that are needed in our community.