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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 …

Dr. Bill Worley provides historical context for KC politics

The history professor, who teaches at MCC – Blue River, was quoted in the St. Louis Public Radio article that examines President Truman and Tom Pendergast. In the classroom, it’s not uncommon to find him dressed as historical figures. He enjoys making education memorable and interesting and sees teaching as mutually beneficial. His personal philosophy …

Francis Institute shares summer boredom busters on tv morning show

Summertime means hot weather and a break from the structure of school days. It’s also the time of year when children complain of being bored and parents search for solutions. That’s where the Francis Institute for Child Development comes in! Lisa Boggess, program specialist, was recently featured on KCTV 5’s “Better Kansas City.” The segment …

MCC helps lure national marketing firm to establish headquarters in KC

Targeted Metrics, a national marketing company, will set up its headquarters and sales operation center in Kansas City. This decision is expected to create 535 jobs over the next two years. Metropolitan Community College has worked to support Targeted Metrics from the beginning of their site selection helping them understand the education, training and consulting …

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 …