MCC honors LINCWorks graduates

On Dec. 5, friends and family braved the winter weather to celebrate the graduation of MCC’s LINCWorks scholars at the Penn Valley campus.  Since last spring, 50 students have received GEDs and career training through the LINCWorks scholarship program.  At the graduation ceremony, GEDs were conferred, as well as certifications in such courses as certified …

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

Current and future electric utility line technician students at Metropolitan Community College now have a chance to work with additional real-world equipment even before they venture out into the real world, thanks to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). The company today donated an electric utility bucket truck to the utility lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology. The donation is …

MCC signs contract with City of Columbia to provide safety training

The City of Columbia, Mo. is taking the initiative where the safety of its workers is concerned.  This month, the City finalized an agreement with Metropolitan Community College to provide OSHA training to over 300 employees in its water and electric division.  “We have always had safety standards and in-house training to keep our workers safe. …

U.S. senator visits Missouri Innovation Campus

On the heels of a national summit in Kansas City last week that focused on the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) and similar programs at MCC and other area institutions, the MIC has again caught the attention of a national leader. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R, Mo.) on Tuesday stopped by the MIC, located at Summit …

MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech adoptions still available

The Maple Woods vet tech department still has 6 animals that need forever homes by the end of the semester.  They need your help!   Here’s a little more about these amazing companions…..   This is McGgruff…he is a 2 year old male Rottweiler Mix.  He is super small, very treat motivated and easily trained.  He …

Higher education officials from across the U.S. meet in KC to discuss MIC, other workforce innovations

When business, education and government leaders from across the U.S. meet in Kansas City this week, the focus will be on expanding and replicating proven workforce program models like the Missouri Innovation Campus.  The inaugural National Convening on Higher Education Innovation, to be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Nov. 13 & 14, …

MCC to host thousands for 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

When MCC-Business & Technology hosts the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition March 14-15, 2014, approximately 55 teams from the region will compete, bringing thousands of high school students to campus. More than 450 FIRST Robotics team members visited campus recently for FIRST Look, a preview party to show off MCC-Business & Technology’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. FIRST is …

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

A Veterans’ Day greeting from MCC Chancellor Mark James: Today, Veterans’ Day, is a time for all of us at MCC to stand up and salute the women and men who serve and have served our country, risking their lives to protect the freedom that characterizes our great nation. We appreciate the selflessness of these …

Students learn lessons the hard way during homelessness simulation events

More than 150 MCC-Blue River students participated Wednesday in One Homeless Day, a simulation experience designed to raise awareness of the epidemic of homelessness in our community. After voluntarily locking up cell phones and skipping morning showers, students donned grubby clothes and built shelters from boxes and tarps, huddling together for warmth on the chilly …