KC’s construction workforce needs will be MCC breakfast topic Feb. 26

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River will hold a Workforce Innovation Network Series (WINS) breakfast meeting for community leaders, executives and industry partners to discuss the challenges in recruiting employees in the construction field.

The free breakfast event will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7- 9 a.m.,  at MCC-Blue River, Education Building 110. The campus is at  20301 E. 78 Highway in Independence.

The construction workforce discussion will be led by MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty and will feature the following panelists:

  • Anita Davis, Mid-America Regional Council
  • David Disney, JE Dunn Construction
  • Karen Hogan, Turner Construction
  • Romond Holt, The Builders’ Association
  • Mardy Leathers, Missouri Office of Workforce Development

During periods of peak demand, the construction labor force in Kansas City dips to one of the lowest levels in the nation. Be part of a regional solution and discuss opportunities for meeting the need for a new generation of career professionals.

MCC’s Workforce Innovation Network Series (WINS) events are executive-level forums that foster collaboration among community leaders, industry partners and educational administrators to tackle the full spectrum of workforce challenges they are facing in industry.

To register for the Feb. 26 breakfast, click on this link or contact Crystal Jeffers, 816.604.5283 or Crystal.Jeffers@mcckc.edu.