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MCC’s Institute for Workforce Innovation earns recognition from Governor Jay Nixon
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 4:56 PM

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recognized Missouri businesses, organizations and economic development leaders during a recent Conference on Economic Development.   One of the businesses he recognized worked with our Institute for Workforce Innovation to develop a customized ‘Church & Dwight' 2-year Associate of Applied Science:- Business Management degree for production employees at its Harrisonville facility. (...)

MCC helps lure national marketing firm to establish headquarters in KC
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 7:52 PM

Targeted Metrics, a national marketing company, will set up its headquarters and sales operation center in Kansas City. This decision is expected to create 535 jobs over the next two years. Metropolitan Community College has worked to support Targeted Metrics from the beginning of their site selection helping them understand the education, training and consulting(...)

Ingram’s names Chancellor Mark James as one of the Top 50 Missourians You Should Know
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 7:26 PM

50 Missourians You Should Know is the Kansas City business magazine’s annual tribute to the people whose careers, companies and core values are making a difference. Chancellor Mark James is highlighted among the high profile list of people who help  promote the Show-Me State. His story is one of the many that reflects the passion, hard work(...)

MCC helps lure large aviation employer to KC
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:13 PM

A large aviation maintenance provider announced Friday that they will open a facility in Kansas City, creating hundreds of new jobs and generating millions of dollars in revenue for the metropolitan area, and MCC's workforce development offerings helped seal the deal. Aviation Technical Services (ATS) announced the company plans to open a new 607,000-sq.-ft. facility(...)

Students learn lessons the hard way during homelessness simulation events
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 4:27 AM

More than 150 MCC-Blue River students participated Wednesday in One Homeless Day, a simulation experience designed to raise awareness of the epidemic of homelessness in our community. After voluntarily locking up cell phones and skipping morning showers, students donned grubby clothes and built shelters from boxes and tarps, huddling together for warmth on the chilly(...)

MCC awarded $12.2 million to improve student support
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 3:23 PM

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Metropolitan Community College more than $12 million for the five-campus college system to enhance its support of at-risk and underserved students. The grant award is part of the Dept. of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program, which helps postsecondary schools expand their capacity to serve students through improvement and strengthening of academic quality, institutional(...)

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