Full Employment Council hosts celebration for bilingual healthcare training program

  The Full Employment Council hosted an event Friday afternoon at their 1740 Paseo location to celebrate the successful completion of Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first training initiative for bilingual students entering the healthcare field.  Over 50 people attended the event, including students, program leaders, and healthcare organizations and employers. Sixteen students completed the …

First-year Vet Tech students receive stethoscopes from HoAKC

Each year, MCC-Maple Woods vet tech students in their first year are presented with their very own engraved stethoscopes. The Heart of America Kennel Club presents stethoscopes to first-year students each year, as well as providing an annual scholarship. The stethoscope program was engineered by HoAKC members Dick and Janet Rees in 2009 and continues …

New Dean of Student Development at MCC-Longview

MCC-Longview welcomes Karen Goos to the position of dean of student development. Goos formerly served as the associate dean of student development at MCC-Blue River where she provided overall leadership and direction to the campus community involving all student development areas to maximize student learning and development. She has worked for MCC for over seven …

MCC in the news: KC Star article highlights work of Literacy KC at MCC

Literacy Kansas City is doing great work all around the city, including offering services at MCC-Penn Valley. This recent Kansas City Star article features several successful Literacy KC clients, one of whom we’re proud to call an MCC student. About GEARS, the Literacy KC program at MCC-Penn Valley The Guiding Educational Access to Reading Skills (GEARS) …

Lind Joins Advising Staff at MCC-Longview

Brett Lind recently joined the advising staff at MCC-Longview. He comes to Longview after spending nearly 10 years as the Kansas City area regional recruiter for Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. After graduating from Northwest with a Bachelor of Science in Finance (1998) and Master of Business Administration (1999), Lind worked at the Federal …

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds town hall at Penn Valley

Increasing college access and graduation rates for Hispanic residents was the focus of a community event Sept. 18 at MCC-Penn Valley that featured U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Council of La Raza CEO Janet Murguia. The forum, which drew hundreds of educators and Latino leaders, was part of  a White House initiative called …

Rojas named as chair for 2013 Five Star Gala

CiCi Rojas, vice president of community engagement for Truman Medical Centers, has just been announced as the chairperson for MCC’s 2013 Five Star Gala. Rojas serves on the board of the MCC Foundation, the college’s nonprofit arm that raises money for student scholarships and other student-support initiatives. In her role as chairperson of the Five …

MCC to provide job training for domestic violence shelters

The MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation is partnering with LINCWorks and the Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition on a new initiative to bring job training opportunities to shelter residents.  Twelve students will be awarded scholarships through LINCWorks to enroll in I.W.I. job certification courses. In addition to training for in-demand career fields such as healthcare and …