KSHB 41 Action News covered the event: In an interview with Ebony Bowman, program coordinator in the MCC-Longview president’s office and chair of the Alliance’s education committee, she told the station, “The purpose of today is to promote the educational organizations and institutions within south Kansas City. Right here at Metropolitan Community College-Longview,we are doing lots of great things that are educating students.not just for a four year degree, but for the workforce.”
Here is the link to KSHB’s full report.
The summit featured four panel discussions.
Superintendent panel with representatives from six districts
Education for employment
Workforce development partnerships
Skill sets that employers need now
Photo gallery from the event:
Panelists included representatives from: Kansas City Public Schools, Center School District, Raytown C-2 School District, Grandview C-4 School District, Hickman Mills C-1 School District, Kansas City Mo., KC Degrees, Gradforce KC/KC Rising, Rockhurst University-Helzberg School of Management, KC Scholars, PREP-KC, Summit Technology Academy, Herndon Career Ctr., Carpenter’s District Council, Honeywell, St. Joseph Medical Center, Burns & McDonnell and Fishtech.
The event was sponsored by Cerner Corporation, Discovery Education, Costco, Farmers Insurance,Martin City Telegraph and MCC.