Category «Creating opportunities»

From the archives, 1915: KC’s ‘first city college’ opens downtown

100 Years, 100 Stories The institution that would become Metropolitan Community College started out, in the fall of 1915, as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute at 11th and Locust streets. Operated by the Kansas City school board, the institute originally included a junior college, a teachers college (“normal school”) and a handful of vocational training programs. …

From the archives, 2001: MCC-Longview named a Time magazine ‘College of the Year’

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC’s Longview campus was singled out for national praise in 2001 by a special issue of Time magazine produced in conjunction with the Princeton Review. What made MCC-Longview a “College of the Year”? Its Writing Across the Curriculum program. Longview, according to Time, “places an uncommon emphasis on teaching its students to communicate effectively. …

From the archives: ‘Exciting things were taking shape’ in 1915

100 Years, 100 Stories When Annette Betz wrote about the early days of the institution that would become Metropolitan Community College, she wrote with authority — she was there. Betz was a German, Latin and English instructor who worked at the College from the time it opened its doors in 1915 until she retired in 1957. One note: …

MCC hosts discussion on new business opportunities

100 Years, 100 Stories  Metropolitan Community College leaders were happy to host a discussion surrounding climate change, solar energy and business opportunities. Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, MCC-Penn Valley president, welcomed Ron Busby, president and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, from Washington, D.C. Busby visited Kansas City on Nov. 12 to talk about new tools that may …

MCC-Business & Technology hosts 1,300 eighth-graders, dozens of counselors for career fair

Race cars, ambulances, tractor-trailers, Harvey-Davidson motorcycles, welding tools and robots. More than 1,300 eighth-graders had access to that and much more during the North Kansas City Career Education Fair Nov. 20 at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. “Students have access to so many unique opportunities, and they have to decide early which path they’re interested …

Video: MCC is more than a jumpstart for Brittney Gumm

100 Years, 100 Stories As a single mom with two small children, two and three, Gumm was unemployed and said she knew she needed to find a better way to provide for her family.  She heard about programs being offered at Metropolitan Community College. Once she discovered that grant money, given by the U.S. Department …

Scholarship opportunity for MCC-Penn Valley students

MCC-Penn Valley students who enroll before November 20th will be entered to win one of 10 $200 Grand Slam Scholarships.   To be eligible for this particular scholarship: students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at MCC-Penn Valley between November 2-20, 2015 and students must remain enrolled up to and including …

From MCC to the World Series twice

To put it simply, “it has been a blast,” explained Clinton Elder, talking about being around the Kansas City Royals’ post-season success. Elder works as a member of the Royals grounds crew.  His role is to make sure the stadium looks perfect at game time. He said he loves his job and even admitted to a …

MCC-Blue River voted best trade school in Eastern Jackson County

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River was recently named a winner in the Examiner newspaper’s “Best Of” readers poll for 2015. The campus was voted “Best Trade School.” The citizens of Eastern Jackson County choose Blue River over a number of other schools. Business, computer science and cyber security are among the degree programs offered at MCC-Blue …