Tag «MCC-Business & Technology»

Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., appointed president of MCC’s Blue River, Business & Technology campuses

Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses. Meyer is coming to Kansas City from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he is vice president for academic services and student development. Meyer’s appointment was approved by the MCC Board of Trustees …

#MCCGrads2019: Student commencement speaker started at MCC at 15

Metropolitan Community College Class of 2019, meet fellow grad Isaac Clay, who will be speaking at your commencement ceremony May 16. Isaac only recently turned 18, but he will soon have two MCC certificates and an associate degree. He was home-schooled, so as he finished up his high school curriculum he also took general education …

Father and sons learn together, work together at MCC

Kyle Eslinger and his twin sons are close. Especially when they’re at the MCC-Business and Technology HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) facility. Kyle, a Navy veteran, is the lab technician for the HVAC program.  His 17-year-old sons Tanner and Trey are his student workers. Together they make sure the lab and equipment are ready …

Machining/manufacturing alums return to hire more MCC students

Here’s one sign your workforce program is working: when the employers who recruit at your campus are alumni of your program. MCC-Business & Technology’s March 6 “speed interview” event for students in the computer-integrated machining and manufacturing program involved representatives of a dozen local companies. They conducted 10-minute interviews with CIMM students that could lead …

Roche named to new workforce/economic development position

Joe Roche, dean of instruction at MCC’s Business & Technology campus, has been named associate vice chancellor of workforce and economic development. Working with Dr. Carlos Penaloza, vice chancellor of instruction and chief academic officer, Roche will start his new assignment July 1. Chancellor Kimberly Beatty, in a Feb. 9 announcement, said that as dean …

The job is his, thanks to MCC partnership with Burns & McDonnell

A new semester will find a Metropolitan Community College student in an exciting new job while he finishes his studies — thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between MCC and engineering firm Burns & McDonnell. Charley Viehland is the first student hired from the employment pipeline program that launched this fall on the MCC-Business & Technology …

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 …