Free tax assistance starting next week at Pioneer

The MCC Public Computer Centers have partnered with the University of Missouri Extension to provide free tax preparation services beginning next Monday, Jan. 28 at the MCC-Penn Valley Pioneer location. The Pioneer campus is located at 2700 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127.  Free tax services are open to the community, and will be …

Fine Arts Challenge Features High School Art Talent

MCC-Longview’s Cultural Arts Center will be presenting its fourth annual high school fine arts competition and exhibit, “The Lee’s Summit Fine Arts Challenge,” featuring the works of fine arts students at the three Lee’s Summit high schools.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The opening reception will be …

MCC in the news: Area law enforcement officers get ‘active shooter’ training at Blue River

In the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., law enforcement officers around the country are eager to brush up on training for responding to so-called active shooter emergencies. Such training, including full-scale simulations, is offered almost monthly at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute. Fox 4 news reporter Brad Underwood stopped by the Public Safety …

MCC hosts soldering industry event at Southland Center

On Friday, Dec. 7, the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) hosted a soldering industry roundtable discussion at the MCC Southland Training Center.  Twelve representatives from area manufacturers were in attendance, including Current Electronics, SOR Inc., Honeywell, Labconco, Avatar Engineering, and Ultrax Aerospace.  Visitors were given a tour of MCC’s state-of-the-art soldering lab.  IWI facilitated …

Hardegree named exec. director and dean of Health Science Institute

Lester Hardegree, Ed.D., joined MCC in November as the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute’s first executive director and dean. In this role, Hardegree is responsible for academic oversight of Penn Valley’s health science programs and administrative oversight of the Health Science Institute, providing visionary and tactical leadership for the state-of-the-art facility and its programs. He …