Category «Preparing students»

Employer panel stresses professionalism, networking for job seekers

“Don’t send me a resume with an email like ‘bigsexyman’ in your email address.” That was one of many pieces of advice from Reno Moreno and four other panelists Wednesday during an employer panel luncheon at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. “When I look at a resume, I’m looking to see if it’s professional, because …

Documentary based on MCC instructor’s exploration of his family’s history to premiere at MCC-Penn Valley Feb. 23

“The family is a person’s first stage of community.” This is the message from Lyle Gibson that resonates in the new documentary film on the history of his multiracial (African-American, American Indian and white) family.  Metropolitan Community College will host the public premiere of “Black Tie White Tie” with two free screenings Feb. 23 on …

Build a resume, build a career in MCC-BT writing workshops

Tatia Shelton with Dylan Williams

Dylan Williams enjoyed his experience at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology so much that he chose to pursue certificates in two programs. Williams, who has a certificate in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing, is working toward a job-ready certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. “I found that what I learned in the machining …

Simulation programs at MCC’s Virtual Hospital reaccredited for five years

Metropolitan Community College’s Virtual Hospital — a 10,000-square-foot facility that lets health-care students learn by working in a simulated hospital environment that includes a birthing model — has been reaccredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Virtual Hospital is part of MCC’s Health Science Institute at 3444 Broadway. The Virtual Hospital’s accreditation, in …

MCC-Blue River holds fall graduation reception

The MCC-Blue River campus honored 134 graduates at a reception Dec. 15 for students who completed a degree or certificate program during the fall semester. Of those honored, 16 were graduates of the Blue River Police Academy (that ceremony was Dec. 16) and 23 were graduates of the Blue River Fire Academy (Nov. 30 ceremony). …

MCC instructor blazes the way for area linemen and women

To say Susan Blaser and the lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology are having a good year in the media might be a bit of an understatement. Just a few months after being honored by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a recipient of the 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, Blaser recently was featured in …

Video: The MCC evolution

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Metropolitan Community College began as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute and was established by the Kansas City Board of Education on May 29th, 1915 as the first public institution of higher education in Kansas City.  Classes began on September 7, 1915 with 200 students.  The Institute used a downtown Kansas …