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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

Eight MCC students honored with spots on 2018 All-Missouri Academic Team

Eight Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2018 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association. Forty-seven community college students from across the state received the honor. In years past, 40 were named, but this year seven students who plan to join the workforce after completing a …

1,000-plus sixth-graders visit MCC for Kids2College

Over three days recently, the average age of students at one Metropolitan Community College campus dropped by several years: Every sixth-grader in Kansas City Public Schools attended college for a couple of hours thanks to a program called Kids2College. The idea behind national initiative Kids2College is to inspire a “college-going culture” at a young age, …

Kids2College March 20-22 will bring 1,000 sixth-graders to MCC-Penn Valley

Every sixth-grader in Kansas City Public Schools is about to get a taste of college life. About 1,000 KCPS sixth-grade students will visit the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22, as part of Kids2College, a national initiative to inspire a “college-going culture” among young people. The two-hour visits — either 9-11 a.m. or noon-2 …

MCC Wolves design to be revealed April 16 at all campuses

Starting this fall, we’ll be the Metropolitan Community College Wolves. As for what the new mascot will look like — ferocious? cuddly? something in between? — that’s been a closely guarded secret. But all will be revealed Monday, April 16, when each MCC campus will simultaneously unveil the winning mascot design and announce the winner …

Machining/manufacturing alums return to hire more MCC students

Here’s one sign your workforce program is working: when the employers who recruit at your campus are alumni of your program. MCC-Business & Technology’s March 6 “speed interview” event for students in the computer-integrated machining and manufacturing program involved representatives of a dozen local companies. They conducted 10-minute interviews with CIMM students that could lead …

MCC campus to host March 24 KC job fair for high school, college students

  Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus will again host the Hire KC Job Fair for high school and college students seeking jobs, internships and — new this year — skilled-trades apprenticeships. This year’s event will be Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Thirty employer booth spaces will be reserved for manufacturing businesses …