Tag «workforce training»

MCC’s connection to the KC Animal Health Corridor

The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas and Columbia, Missouri, is a 250 mile-long region that represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.   The region is now home to more than 300 animal health companies. Recently, Metropolitan Community College has been invited to work with the …

Video: Quentin Savwoir goes from MCC to City Hall

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Quentin Savwoir grew up in Kansas City.  He graduated from the Paseo Academy, which is part of the Kansas City Public School District. Now he works for the city in Mayor Sly James’ office. “My title is Special Assistant for Public Policy. I work in the areas of public health, transportation …

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? …

Best year ever for MCC’s OSHA training center

100 Years, 100 Stories It’s a record year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus. The Region VII OSHA Training Institute Education Center, which serves Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, trained 1,243 people between Oct. 1, 2014, and July 31 of this year. (By …

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will visit MCC

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will visit the MCC-Business & Technology campus on Tuesday, Aug. 18. WHO: Thomas E. Perez, sworn in July 23, 2013, is the nation’s 26th secretary of labor. WHAT: Secretary Perez is stopping by MCC to see firsthand the results of …

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’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 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 …