MCC makes connections at forum for diverse business owners

2017 marks the fifth year Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event that helps the Kansas City area community grow stronger, as it provides a unique opportunity for local businesses and organizations to make diverse connections. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, …

KCPS sixth-graders check out college life at MCC

Kansas City Public Schools sixth-graders from 19 schools recently turned into college students, at least for a couple of hours. About 900 students were expected on the MCC-Penn Valley and MCC-Business & Technology campuses Feb. 28 and March 1. The groups were split into morning and afternoon sessions both days. Kids2College is a national initiative …

MCC work-study students help refugee families at KC’s Somali Center

Energetic. Dedicated. A blessing. Those are just some of the words of praise about Metropolitan Community College work-study students from the  director of a local enterprise focused on helping refugee families. MCC’s work-study program seeks to match a student’s financial needs with an environment that allows them to earn a paycheck while enhancing their educational …

MCC students aim high to capture Al Roker’s attention

Students at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City are going to great heights to get “Today” show weatherman Al Roker to come to this “neck of the woods.” MCC has officially invited the NBC personality to the MCC-Business & Technology campus for his upcoming 50-state “Rokerthon” tour. In a Facebook video posted Feb. 24, MCC students and …

Six MCC students earn spots on All-Missouri Academic Team

Six Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2017 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association. Forty community college students from across the state received the honor. MCC’s winners: First Team (10 honorees; $500 scholarships): Traycie Williams of Kansas City North, MCC-Blue River   Second Team (10 …

Missouri lawmakers meet with MCC campus presidents

Metropolitan Community College campus presidents spent time in the state’s capital the week of Feb. 20 to talk with lawmakers about the importance of community college and the direct impact higher education has on training and educating the next generation. MCC students were also part of the delegation to Jefferson City. Thirteen students from MCC-Longview …

Photo gallery: Education and business leaders talk workforce development

Metropolitan Community College-Longview was the stage Thursday, Feb. 23 for schools, colleges and employers to meet and discuss Kansas City’s growing workforce development needs. The South Kansas City Alliance organized an Education Summit, which was attended by more than 100 people. KSHB 41 Action News covered the event:  In an interview with Ebony Bowman, program coordinator …

Make the perfect job connection March 8 at MCC-Longview Job Fair

Nearly 60 top employers will attend Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the MCC-Longview Recreation Center, 500 S.W. Longview Road in Lee’s Summit. The event is free and open to MCC students and the public. Career services coordinator Linda Anderson says she’s excited to welcome …