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Fact sheet: The ‘MoWINs’ job training grants at MCC

When U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez visits MCC’s Business & Technology campus Aug. 18, a stop on his “Shared Prosperity for a Stronger America” tour leading up to Labor Day, there will be a lot of talk about the “Mo” grants. Do you know what the “Man” in the MoManWINs grant stands for? …

MCC-Penn Valley awarded $10,000 grant for veterans center improvements

  For the second year, Student Veterans of America (SVA) in partnership with the Home Depot Foundation will fund veterans resource centers on college campuses across the country. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the SVA’s Veterans Center Initiative to fund improvements to the Morale, Wellness and Restoration (MWR) Veterans …

MCC students benefit from KCFD Scholarships

100 Years, 100 Stories The Kansas City Fire Department is giving Metropolitan Community College students a shot at lifesaving careers while the department grapples with a nationwide shortage of paramedics. The department invested $25,000 dollars to educate future KCFD men and women. This summer seven students are the recipients of KCFD scholarships. Chad Wright, MCC’s Clinical Coordinator …

A Gateway to Education for Kansas City Area Veterans

A group of Kansas City colleges and veterans advocates are working together to create an easy gateway to nonprofit education, apprenticeship and entrepreneur opportunities in the Kansas City region. Local stakeholders in the Veterans Learning Hub, as the program is known, came together July 9 on the Penn Valley campus of Metropolitan Community College. Representatives of MCC, …

Video: MCC’s community impact

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Metropolitan Community College has been an integral part of the Kansas City community since 1915. Nearly 100 years after its founding, MCC continues to provide a vital and powerful service for the students and the region it serves. Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., (EMSI), is a CareerBuilder company that turns labor …

2015 Graduates receive a special letter from Congressman Cleaver

100 Years, 100 Stories 2015 Project Success graduates received a special letter from Congressman Cleaver to commemorate the important achievement.   Project Success is a Student Support Services Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In May of 2015, 34 students graduated from the Project Success program on MCC-Penn Valley’s campus. It gives a …

Missouri’s community colleges now engage nearly 230 employers across the state

  MISSOURI’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES RELEASE FINDINGS ON EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT May 18, 2015 – Jefferson City, MO Missouri’s twelve community colleges and State Technical College of Missouri recently released an employer engagement whitepaper, highlighting significant accomplishments in education and workforce training programs.  The white paper is available electronically on MCCA’s website. For several years Missouri’s community …

Video: MCC graduates earn prestigious honor

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Thousands were on hand at the Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium to commemorate and honor the 900 plus Metropolitan Community College students who earned the opportunity to graduate and officially enter the MCC alumni community.  The 2015  Commencement marks an impressive historical milestone for the College.  Students who participated in this year’s …