Tag «MCC-Business & Technology»

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 …

MCC testing center earns kudos from a CEO

“The testing center makes a difference.” So says Michael Hendricks, CEO of a local technology company, who singles out for praise the Testing Center at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. Hendricks is a big believer in lifelong learning and employees expanding their knowledge base and skills. Serious wall space at his company, SureHosting Internet Solutions …

Busy OSHA training center at MCC gets a new name

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus has a new name, as of Oct. 1. The new name is Great Plains OSHA Education Center. It was previously known as Region VII OSHA Training Institute Education Center. The center at MCC will serve as the lead …

This MCC/AT&T technology event was all about the girls

About 300 young women in grades 6 through 12 got hands-on with technology Sept. 27 at an event at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. “You are in the right place at the right time,” campus president Dr. Jackie Gill told the middle school and high school girls. “There are high-in-demand jobs, and females should be represented. …

MCC will hit the road with new Gold Collar Jobs trailer

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology is working on a new student recruiting tool that will be hard to miss. The brightly colored Gold Collar Jobs on the Go trailer will be rolling out soon. The trailer will be equipped with the newest technology related to the career and technical programs MCC offers. “Gold collar jobs” …

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 …