KC Royals hold tryouts at MCC-Maple Woods

On one of the coolest days of the summer, the Kansas City Royals headed to the MCC-Maple Woods baseball field to host rising players from around the metro area looking for a way into the team’s system. Players as young as 15 lined up at their positions and showed their talents to Royals personnel, who …

MCC receives $100,000 gift to support student scholarships

MCC has received a $100,000 gift from the Irven & NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift adds to an existing scholarship fund, called the Linscomb Show-Me Scholarship, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 to support students at MCC-Maple Woods. From 2000 to 2011, MCC received $122,000 from the foundation. …

MCC-Business & Technology apprenticeship program gets national honor

MCC-Business & Technology has been named by the U.S. Department of Labor as a 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Trailblazer and Innovator, a national honor recognizing the campus’s work with regional union leaders to award college credit for apprenticeship training. MCC-Business & Technology has developed Apprenticeship Degree Completion options that award 30-42 college credits for skills …

Francis Institute awarded $120,000 to take training online

The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development at MCC-Penn Valley was recently awarded $120,000 to add an online component to the Institute’s child care provider training programs. The financial contributions, which came from multiple sources, will support the development of an online version of the Developing Your Family Child Care Business curriculum, which helps …

Leading Medical Simulation Org. Hosts Conference at MCC

Medical experts from the world’s largest medical simulation community recently trained healthcare instructors at a conference that was held at MCC. The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute played host to the Central Region Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference in June. The HSI was chosen as the location for the conference because of the facility’s …

Goodall to lead state-wide community college association

Debbie Goodall, president of MCC-Business & Technology, will serve as the chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents and Chancellors Council for 2012-2013. The chair provides leadership for the association and represents community colleges in meetings with legislators, members of the executive branch, and other key groups. In this position, Goodall plans to emphasize community …

MCC inks partnership with Charitable Hotels

MCC has teamed up with the nation’s first non-profit online travel agency to provide MCC friends, donors, employees and students one more way to support the college while at the same time saving money on their personal or professional travel expenses. Kansas City-based Charitable Hotels, an online travel agency (OTA) akin to sites like Expedia …

Sustainability Center tailors course for students 55+

The MCC Sustainability Training Center, a program funded by the Department of Labor to help unemployed and underemployed residents of KC’s Green Impact Zone and other parts of Jackson County get back to work, has taken on a new audience: older adults. The Sustainability Center has customized a course in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) …

MCC in the news: MCC opens Southland Training Center

The MCC Southland Training Center, an MCC training annex in South Kansas City, is making headlines for its role in gearing up the tech skills of workers in southern Jackson and Cass counties. The training center, located at the office park formerly occupied by the Richards-Gebaur Air Force base, was established earlier this year in …