Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC student veterans help out at event for homeless vets

Thanks to those from the MCC-Penn Valley Student Veteran Group who volunteered at the Heart of America Stand Down Nov. 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The Stand Down is a one-day event offering homeless veterans some of the resources they’ll need to begin rebuilding their lives, including health and medical services, VA …

Story time! MCC’s annual Storytelling Celebration is Nov. 2-5 around KC

The Kansas City Storytelling Celebration, hosted by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, launches its 17th season with something for everyone. Anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons will honor the timeless tradition of tale weaving with events held at more than 100 sites across the Kansas City metro area. This year’s celebration runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. …

MCC promotes professional development for women in higher education

More than 100 women at Metropolitan Community College participated in an interactive program aimed to address the needs of changing demographics among college students and diverse communities by having discussions on professional growth and networking. This is the second year MCC’s office of inclusion and engagement hosted The Juncture. The annual symposium offered a day filled …

MCC-Maple Woods student honored as Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholar

They are called Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, and Metropolitan Community College is proud to have another student receive the title. Jennifer Elpert, a second-year student at MCC-Maple Woods, says she was “incredibly excited” to learn of the award. The North Kansas City High school graduate will complete her MCC associate degree in biology in …

MCC medical assistant program is helping this student improve her life

Ti’eara Monroe’s job as a home-health certified nursing assistant is challenging work, and her 12-hour shifts — evenings, overnights and weekends — aren’t on a set schedule. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old is also raising a toddler son, Aiden. On top of all that, the 2012 Raytown South High School grad is a full-time Metropolitan Community College …

MCC offers assistance to displaced ITT Tech students

In light of the nationwide discontinuation of classes by ITT Technical Educational Services, Metropolitan Community College is working with students displaced by ITT as they search for options to fulfill their academic goals. ITT announced immediate suspension of its classes Tuesday, Sept. 6. It operated one campus in Kansas City and another in Overland Park. …

Speed interviews at MCC-Business & Technology: Quick path to a career

After five years of seasonal work, Judith Burnam wanted a career that offered more security and stability. A semester in the Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) program is the first step toward that goal. Burnam, 63, took another step Tuesday during CIMM speed interviews with several companies at the MCC-Business & Technology campus. Those …