Lunch and Learn, iBuild Showcase highlight busy week for Business & Technology campus

Students line up to use the interactive welding machine in the MCC-Business & Technology exhibit at the 2016 iBuild Showcase. The campus will provide several interactive activities at Thursday’s 2017 event.

Thursday, May 4 is a busy day for the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus, with two big events scheduled.

One of the events, the MCC OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) Training Institute Education Center’s Lunch and Learn, is an invite-only affair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall on campus.

Hosted by MCC’s Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI), the Lunch and Learn is being held in conjunction with the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down (May 8-12).

The Safety Stand-Down is the major event associated with OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Construction Research and Training and National Occupational Research Agenda Construction Sector Council campaign to prevent falls in construction.

Thursday’s Lunch and Learn agenda includes a welcome by Dr. Jackie Gill, the president of MCC-Business & Technology, as well as remarks by Karena Lorek, area director of U.S. Department of Labor OSHA.

In addition, Scott Maloney, a compliance officer with Department of Labor OSHA, will conduct a presentation on fall protection in industry, while ShurSales representative Emery McReynolds will provide a demonstration on fall prevention techniques and equipment.

Others speakers are IWI’s Stan Fields, a performance consultant, and Lisa Bray, client relations manager.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with exhibitors from Day Star (Mark Calvert), PMG Midwest (Joe Branbel) and ShurSales (McReynolds).

The other event that day, the iBuild Showcase, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bartle Hall in Kansas City.

The iBuild Showcase is an annual exposition that brings kindergarten through 12th-grade students to Bartle Hall, where they have an opportunity to connect with industry professionals.

At the 2016 event, MCC-Business & Technology representatives met with thousands of students.

At this year’s events, students will have an opportunity to participate in several interactive activities highlighting most of the programs on the Business & Technology campus.

Activities will include an interactive welding machine and performing some of the duties lineworkers perform on a daily basis.

The iBuild Showcase is organized and hosted by the National Institute for Construction Excellence.