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KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

Current and future electric utility line technician students at Metropolitan Community College now have a chance to work with additional real-world equipment even before they venture out into the real world, thanks to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). The company today donated an electric utility bucket truck to the utility lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology. The donation is …

MCC to host thousands for 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

When MCC-Business & Technology hosts the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition March 14-15, 2014, approximately 55 teams from the region will compete, bringing thousands of high school students to campus. More than 450 FIRST Robotics team members visited campus recently for FIRST Look, a preview party to show off MCC-Business & Technology’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. FIRST is …

MCC Manufacturing Consortium earns state-wide honor

A consortium of twenty-nine Kansas City-area manufacturers will be honored at an event next month in St. Louis for their partnership with Metropolitan Community College on a program to address the dire need for trained machinists in Greater Kansas City. The MCC Kansas City Manufacturing Consortium will receive the MoWINs Grant Partnership Award on October 31 during the Missouri Community …

MCC-Business & Technology and KC Public Library go for the gold

Gold collar jobs—technical careers that pay well, are in high demand and require fewer than four years of training—are the focus of a traveling exhibit currently on display at the Kansas City Public Library. The exhibit, which is accompanied by a workshop series, was developed by Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. The project explores how to …

16-week program prepares machinists to meet demand for skilled workers

On March 3, 2013, Paul Ewert had zero experience with machining. On March 4, he began taking classes in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) at MCC-Business & Technology. Ten weeks later, Paul was machining airplane parts at Triumph Structures, an aerospace manufacturer in Grandview, Mo. Ewert is one of 17 students enrolled in the CIMM training, a …

MCC-Business & Technology program will teach high schoolers college-level tech skills

High school students from the Independence and North Kansas City school districts will soon be able to earn college credit in technical programs, thanks to an agreement signed this week by the school districts and Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus.  The initiative, called the MCC-Business & Technology Early College program, allows high school …

MCC in the news: FabLab featured on KCUR

The MCC-Business & Technology FabLab was the subject of a feature story today on KCUR 89.3 FM, Kansas City’s National Public Radio station. The story, by KCUR reporter Maria Carter, highlighted the FabLab’s innovative approach to providing high-tech design tools for MCC students and the community. The FabLab provides members access to tools to help design and prototype …

Boy Scouts earn badges, learn skills at MCC-Business & Technology

  MCC-Business & Technology hosted the second annual Boy Scouts Merit Badge Round-Up on Saturday, February 9. Forty-seven Boy Scouts earned a total of 76 merit badges in welding, geocaching, metal work, computers, and scholarship. Materials were donated by R&D Leverage, MeadWesvaco Calmar Inc, and KC Structural Steel.  Seven counselors, 17 adult leaders and two coordinators volunteered …

2nd Annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up coming to MCC-BT

Ninety Boy Scouts from the Kansas City area will take part in MCC Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up Saturday, February 9.  This year’s all-day event at MCC-Business & Technology will offer Scouts the opportunity to earn badges in: -Computers -Geocaching -Metalwork -Scholarship –Welding Approximately 190 merit badges will be earned during the event.  Lunch will …