Tag «supporting students»

MCC’s workforce training a win-win-win, Foundation board officer Josh Maxfield says

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives. JOSH MAXFIELD, treasurer of the Foundation’s 25-member …

MCC Foundation chair Jason Dalen: ‘Our alums are everywhere you look’

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the district. JASON DALEN, chair …

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, …

MCC-Business & Technology’s Susan Blaser joins ‘Inspiring Women in STEM’ honorees

100 Years, 100 Stories Susan Blaser, instructor of the Electric Utility Line Technician Program at MCC-Business & Technology, has been selected as a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 100 Inspiring Women in STEM award. The award is presented to 100 women whose work and achievements not only encourage others in their individual STEM — science, technology, engineering …

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 …

A+ Funding Will Continue to Provide for Future MCC Students

The A+ program received backing from lawmakers that positions the program to continue to help MCC students fund their education at community colleges in the future. Governor  Jay Nixon signed the budget bill on May 8, 2015 that added two million dollars into the fund for the 2016 budget. Allocation for the A+ program is …

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 …