Tag «Hispanic»

MCC instructor interviewed on La X – en español

Manuel Solano, MCC performance manager and instructor with the MoWINs program, was interviewed on Monday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. on the Spanish radio channel La X 1250 AM. Solano discussed programs that have a high demand for Spanish-speaking students including service-related fields, healthcare and advanced manufacturing.  Many jobs students can receive training for are considered …

Continuing the pursuit: bilingual healthcare graduates one year later

Last fall, sixteen students completed Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first bilingual healthcare training program, and earned certified nursing assistant (CNA) credentials. Now, less than a year later, nine of the Preparados students have gone on to pursue licensed practical nursing (LPN) credentials, the next step on the nursing career ladder.  Three students who graduated from the LPN program …

MCC in the News: Standout player brings skills to U.S., Blue River

Brazilian-born soccer player Paulo Novo had an outstanding first season as a player for MCC-Blue River’s Trail Blazers men’s soccer team. Novo scored in every single match of the season, leading all NJCAA Division I players with 32 goals and 70 points. He had nine multi-goal games, including an MCC-Blue River record-setting seven-score game against Wentworth Military Academy. The Independence Examiner reported the details …

MCC in the news: Preparados graduation featured in Dos Mundos

Preparados en Salud, MCC’s bilingual pre-practical nursing program, was featured in this week’s edition of Dos Mundos for the opportunities it is providing for the Hispanic community.  Click here to see the latest edition of Dos Mundos.  The Preparados article is on section 6A.   Preparados not only gives bilingual students the chance to pursue a career …

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 …

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 …