Tag «Business & Technology»

Boy Scouts expected to earn 100+ merit badges during one-day workshop at MCC-BT

Boy Scouts from 27 Kansas City area troops will visit Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology (MCC-BT) Saturday, February 8 for the third annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up.  This one-day workshop offers Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in several areas including: welding, computers, drafting, metal work, electronics, geocaching, nuclear science, radio, robotics, …

MCC-Business & Technology ranked in top 150 community colleges, for the second time

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program this week named Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. This is the second time MCC-Business & Technology has been acknowledged by the Aspen Institute and invited to apply for …

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

Current and future electric utility line technician students at Metropolitan Community College now have a chance to work with additional real-world equipment even before they venture out into the real world, thanks to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). The company today donated an electric utility bucket truck to the utility lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology. The donation is …

MCC to host thousands for 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

When MCC-Business & Technology hosts the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition March 14-15, 2014, approximately 55 teams from the region will compete, bringing thousands of high school students to campus. More than 450 FIRST Robotics team members visited campus recently for FIRST Look, a preview party to show off MCC-Business & Technology’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. FIRST is …

MCC Manufacturing Consortium earns state-wide honor

A consortium of twenty-nine Kansas City-area manufacturers will be honored at an event next month in St. Louis for their partnership with Metropolitan Community College on a program to address the dire need for trained machinists in Greater Kansas City. The MCC Kansas City Manufacturing Consortium will receive the MoWINs Grant Partnership Award on October 31 during the Missouri Community …

MCC-Business & Technology and KC Public Library go for the gold

Gold collar jobs—technical careers that pay well, are in high demand and require fewer than four years of training—are the focus of a traveling exhibit currently on display at the Kansas City Public Library. The exhibit, which is accompanied by a workshop series, was developed by Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. The project explores how to …

16-week program prepares machinists to meet demand for skilled workers

On March 3, 2013, Paul Ewert had zero experience with machining. On March 4, he began taking classes in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) at MCC-Business & Technology. Ten weeks later, Paul was machining airplane parts at Triumph Structures, an aerospace manufacturer in Grandview, Mo. Ewert is one of 17 students enrolled in the CIMM training, a …

MCC-Business & Technology program will teach high schoolers college-level tech skills

High school students from the Independence and North Kansas City school districts will soon be able to earn college credit in technical programs, thanks to an agreement signed this week by the school districts and Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus.  The initiative, called the MCC-Business & Technology Early College program, allows high school …

Goodall receives award from KC Industrial Council

The Kansas City Industrial Council presented Debbie Goodall, president of MCC-Business & Technology, with a 2013 Brick-by-Brick award on Wednesday, April 3.  The awards ceremony, held at Boulevard Brewery, marked the KCIC’s 25th anniversary. The KCIC Brick-by-Brick awards recognize individuals and companies that have made outstanding contributions to the economic strength of Kansas City’s industrial areas. Goodall is …

MCC in the news: FabLab featured on KCUR

The MCC-Business & Technology FabLab was the subject of a feature story today on KCUR 89.3 FM, Kansas City’s National Public Radio station. The story, by KCUR reporter Maria Carter, highlighted the FabLab’s innovative approach to providing high-tech design tools for MCC students and the community. The FabLab provides members access to tools to help design and prototype …