Tag «Apprenticeships»

MCC’s apprenticeship program named ‘Provider of the Year’ by state of Missouri

Metropolitan Community College’s apprenticeship program has received the “Provider of the Year” award from the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development. At the Apprenticeship Missouri Summit held Nov. 12 in Columbia, Gov. Mike Parson presented the award to MCC Vice Chancellor of Instruction Caron Daugherty and MCC Apprenticeship Manager Shonda Atwater. “The MCC …

MCC awarded a $140,000 apprenticeship grant, part of national initiative

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges. The Expanding Community College Apprenticeships (ECCA) initiative is led by AACC, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs and services throughout the country. “With this grant MCC will expand registered …

Apprenticeship grant will help MCC train more KC workers in advanced manufacturing

Metropolitan Community College plans to expand its already growing skilled trades apprenticeship program, a move made possible by substantial grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. The four-year federal grant, announced in late June, was awarded to the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program (MoAMP), a statewide initiative to improve the ability to deliver innovative …

National Apprenticeship Week: Speed interviews connect students, employers

It’s a golden opportunity for Metropolitan Community College students seeking Gold Collar jobs. As part of National Apprenticeship Week, MCC-Business & Technology set  up speed interviews for students studying to be  welders, industrial electricians, maintenance mechanics and machining and tool and die specialists on Nov. 14. The event mirrors the modern concept of speed dating, …

Printing association PIA MidAmerica to hire at least 10 MCC apprentices

The Printing and Imaging Association of MidAmerica, better known as PIA MidAmerica, has committed to hiring at least 10 apprentices through Metropolitan Community College’s new industrial trades apprenticeship program. The announcement was made at a Dec. 7 event at MCC’s Business & Technology campus, which included a PIA signing ceremony and recognition of the four businesses …

This apprentice looks ahead to higher pay and an MCC degree

Anthony Balducci has worked at Pratt Industries for four years, but it’s only been since August that he took on the title of “apprentice.” Now he’s learning — on the job, but also in classes at Metropolitan Community College — while he’s earning. MCC’s skilled trades apprenticeship program started this semester with eight apprentices in …

Video: MCC-Business and Technology presents new apprenticeship program to KC City Council

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology representatives were pleased to have the opportunity to tell a Kansas City Council committee about the College’s new apprenticeship program. A four-member team — Shonda Atwater, apprenticeship outreach director; Joseph Roche, dean of instruction; Lou Tobin, division chair for industrial technology; and Roy Konkey, apprenticeship regional director, U.S. Department of Labor …

MCC-Business and Technology launches apprenticeship program

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology has developed a modern apprenticeship program designed to address the growing skills gap and meet the needs of changing industries. According to the 2015 Manufacturing Institute Report, 60 percent of the 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled by 2025. The MCC-Business & Technology degree-seeking registered apprenticeship program will help …

Biden announces national apprenticeship consortium; MCC already has model program in place

When Vice President Joe Biden announced this month that the U.S. Department of Labor has established the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium (RACC), Metropolitan Community College enthusiastically embraced the creation of a national structure for a program MCC has already been offering for 15 years. In his announcement during the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual convention …