Category «In the news»

Chancellor Mark James Gives Keynote Address at Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit

This year, the Mid-America Regional Council’s fifth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit focused on efforts to foster a talented and highly educated workforce through post-secondary attainment in high-demand fields. During the summit, regional education and workforce leaders shared information about strategies to improve college and career readiness, college retention and adult learning programs. …

MCC Awarded $3.8 Million for Job Training Efforts

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $3.8 million dollar grant to train long-term unemployed and other dislocated workers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Vice President, Joe Biden handed out $450 million dollars in grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the nation working with employers on job training.  The idea …

MCC-Blue River Trail Blazer 5K

Sign-up now for the MCC-Blue River Trail Blazer 5K race for recreational walkers and runners in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Students, employees and community members are welcome to take part. The event will be held Saturday, October 11th, at 9 a.m. at the MCC-Blue River campus.  For more information contact Dave Owens at …

MCC’s Institute for Workforce Innovation earns recognition from Governor Jay Nixon

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recognized Missouri businesses, organizations and economic development leaders during a recent Conference on Economic Development.   One of the businesses he recognized worked with our Institute for Workforce Innovation to develop a customized ‘Church & Dwight’ 2-year Associate of Applied Science:- Business Management degree for production employees at its Harrisonville facility.  …

MCC- Blue River faculty member talks history on KCUR Radio

Dr. Bill Worley,  a history professor who teaches at MCC – Blue River, was recently a guest on Radio KCUR’s “Up to Date” program with Steve Kraske.  Here is the link to more details:  http://kcur.org/post/jc-nichols-controversial-community-builder Dr. Worley has been asked to provide his historical knowledge many times before. Coming up, he will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 …

Celebrate First Friday at MCC Faculty Art Show

MCC Faculty will showcase some of their best work at this year’s Faculty Art Show. The exhibit kicks off Friday, September 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Carter Art Center Gallery. For more information, go to http://www.mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/  

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 …