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A Partnership for Progress

Greater Kansas City needs to attract and retain the best and brightest workforce. The Path Forward Campaign will strengthen MCC’s workforce pipeline of homegrown talent by adding student scholarships, enhanced programs and state-of-the-art facilities. This is The Path Forward for the entire region.

MCC is tackling the region’s economic and workforce challenges by partnering with employers to identify talent gaps and developing curriculum to fill those gaps. Its vision is to be a high-performing institution that remains learning-centered, affordable and aligned around student success.

Today, MCC offers 125 associate degree and certificate programs specifically aligned with regional business needs to ensure a direct career path for students and a skilled workforce for the region.

A Campaign for the Path Forward

The Path Forward will provide funding for MCC’s most urgent scholarship, programs and capital goals. Other possibilities on the horizon for The Path Forward include Institute Development for Agriculture, Business, Hospitality and others.

Scholarships - To remain the most affordable option for students
Not only will The Path Forward ensure students continue to receive a quality education that offers a direct path to a solid career, but additional scholarships will help keep this path as affordable as possible. Scholarships to be funded include a variety of offerings: Completion Scholarships, Emergency Scholarships, Merit Scholarships and Need-based Scholarships.

Programs - To offer expanded, high-quality workforce and academic programs that align with the needs in the Kansas City region New and existing programs will receive support from The Path Forward. MCC plans to build upon the "Institute model," more broadly known across the country as a Center of Excellence. An Institute houses a cluster of programs centered on a specific instructional area. MCC currently has two model Institutes—Health Sciences and Public Safety. Enhancements to existing programs will be funded for Institutes in Automotive, Manufacturing and Public Safety.

Capital - To offer the best teaching and learning environment for student learning
Funding will support new construction and enhancements to existing facilities and much-needed equipment and technology to keep pace with 21st-century teaching methodologies. Technological challenges require ongoing upgrades to maintain a high level of excellence. A new Student Success Center and a Veteran Success Center will allow MCC to offer a greater level of support for students from day one through graduation and into a chosen career path.