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 …

MCC in the news: KC Smart Port recognizes CDL training program

Did you know Metropolitan Community College has one of the largest CDL training schools in the Kansas City region? For many looking to start a career in the trucking and hauling industry, MCC remains the top choice to learn valuable skills and acquire the trainning necessary to obtain a commercial drivers licence. KC Smart Port, which focuses …

IWI Recognizes LINCWorks Students’ Achievement

On Friday, the Metropolitan Community College Institute for Workforce Innovation honored over forty students who have successfully completed job training through the LINCWorks program. Over 100 people, among them friends, family, instructors, and caseworkers, gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have earned GEDs and technical certifications.  MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Joe Seabrooks, was …

Celebrate the holidays with the Northland Symphony Orchestra

Join the Northland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by MCC-Maple Woods music instructor Jim Murray, for a traditional holiday sing-along concert Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Park Hill South High School. This event is free and open to the public, and donations are appreciated. The concerts will feature performances of traditional favorites – …

Holiday Concert at MCC-Longview

The holiday harmony of MCC-Longview’s Community Choir can be heard at the Winter Celebration Concert this Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m in the Cultural Arts Center on the Longview campus. Donations of non-perishable food will be gathered for Harvesters. Admission to the concert is free.  

MCC-Longview English Instructor Published

Getting published is something college faculty members strive for and those at MCC are no exception. MCC-Longview English instructor Jan Rog was recently published in The 2011 Conference Proceedings of MIDTESOL (Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Rog collaborated on the article, “Engaging and Empowering Non-TESOL Educators: Applying Principles of Joinfostering in …

Statement from Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

A sexual assault was reported at the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (MCC) campus earlier this evening. The MCC Police Department is cooperating with the Kansas City Police Department in the ongoing investigation. MCC students, staff and faculty were notified of the incident via our emergency notification system. Please be alert and aware of your surroundings …

A note from the Chancellor

The fall semester is always an exciting season at Metropolitan Community College (MCC)—with fresh, new students embarking on their academic path and seasoned, familiar students preparing for graduation next spring. Each of them is making a deliberate effort to achieve their  educational and career goals and we, the employees of MCC, are rejuvenated by their …