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MCC in the news: Health Care Foundation features Community Health Worker pilot course

MCC’s Training for Tomorrow program is piloting a new course to train community health workers, and it has attracted the attention of local healthcare media. This article about the training program was recently posted on the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s website. Community health worker is a fairly new category among health professions. These workers are …

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 …

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 …

Rep. Cleaver honors successful completion of Sustainability Center project

Emanuel Cleaver, II, U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District, visited MCC-Penn Valley on Aug. 20 to mark the successful completion of the Sustainability Center project.  More than fifty people attended the event, including representatives from partner organizations, students, MCC staff and faculty, and members of the media. Congressman Cleaver was the featured speaker, but …

LINCWorks Program Hosts Event to Honor Graduates

Today, MCC staff and faculty celebrated students who have completed LINCWorks Training.  Sixteen students were awarded certificates in various healthcare courses including certified nurse assistant, Level 1 Medication Aide, CPR, mental health first aid, and phlebotomy.  Four of the students were also recognized for obtaining their GED. LINCWorks is a partnership between the MCC Institute …

MCC in the News: EnergyWorks Initiative Covered by The KC Call

An in-depth article appeared in this week’s edition of the KC Call, “Constructing Lives Built Around the Green Impact Zone,” covering MCC’s EnergyWorks training program. MCC, through the Institute for Workforce Innovation, is part of a city-wide initiative that received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase the retrofit of buildings in …