Category «Creating opportunities»

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 …

MCC hosts area’s largest robotics competition for high school students

  More than 1,000 students from 60 teams faced off in the Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition hosted by Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus. The high-tech competition combines the rigors of science with the excitement of sport. This year’s event included teams from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin. (One …

MCC students take part in Sen. Claire McCaskill’s college affordability tour

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill spent time with Metropolitan Community College students and administrators March 22 as part of a weeklong, statewide college affordability listening tour. McCaskill held roundtable discussions with students and area educators at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and Belton High School. At Lincoln Prep, MCC-Penn Valley  student Chebet Buckner talked about her experience. She is …