Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC receives 3 year grant to train Community Health Workers

Over the next few years, MCC will offer grant funded training to increase the pool of educated and trained Community Health Workers that serve at-risk children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth in behavioral-health related fields. MCC will receive $299,712 for the next three years. That totals nearly $ 900,000 over the span of the next three …

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We are always looking for new ways to uphold our mission; preparing students, serving our communities and creating opportunities. We are continuing to see great success both inside and outside of the classrooms. While we want to share exciting news with you, we also want you to share important updates with us.  One of the best ways to …

MCC graduates now eligible for a tuition discount from WGU

As part of the Missouri Community College Association, Metropolitan Community College graduates are now eligible for a 5 percent tuition discount when taking Western Governors University classes online. For more information you can read the article below or click here. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an …

Penn Valley to host program aimed at preventing summer melt

  In this season of graduation, many people may not be aware of a phenomenon known as summer melt. Summer melt impacts high school graduates who have been admitted to college, but fail to attend college in the fall. Many of the students cite a change of mind and financial reasons for not pursuing a …

Penn Valley salutes graduates of adult reading program

With commencement season in the air, MCC-Penn Valley paused to commend students who completed the Guided Educational Access to Reading Skills (GEARS) program. GEARS, one of the first programs of its kind in the nation, was created to address the rising numbers of students entering the college system, yet still in need of reading remediation. …

MCC instructor interviewed on La X – en español

Manuel Solano, MCC performance manager and instructor with the MoWINs program, was interviewed on Monday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. on the Spanish radio channel La X 1250 AM. Solano discussed programs that have a high demand for Spanish-speaking students including service-related fields, healthcare and advanced manufacturing.  Many jobs students can receive training for are considered …

College Connections Center (C3) coming in June

This summer, the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) will be opening the College Connections Center (C3) at the MCC-Penn Valley campus.  C3 is a no-cost service for Kansas City metro area students transitioning from high school to college. When most high school students graduate, they have every intention of attending college.  But something happens between …