Category «Creating opportunities»

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 …

MCC’s employee wellness programs earn recognition awards

Two area organizations, the American Heart Association and Healthy KC, a partnership of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and a number of regional health and wellness leaders, are recognizing Metropolitan Community College for employee wellness programs. Laura Jackson, MCC Wellness Coordinator, creates and implements healthy …