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Workforce and Economic Development

1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120
Telephone: 816.604.1000
Fax: 816.759.1150 

Metropolitan Community College is a regional leader in preparing Kansas City's workforce with career and technical education. Today's industrial workplace is undergoing rapid change, and MCC is continually innovating to meet the resulting needs. We offer many ways to get the education that works for you, whether you are looking for industry credentials, new skills to advance your career or continuing education credits related to licensure or professional development.

Our programs and services are designed to provide short-term educational opportunities for high demand workforce occupations, as well as connecting with certificate and degree programs that provide pathways into careers in key industry sectors, including:

These programs' industry business partners help review the curriculum to ensure that students will be "job ready" by the time they earn their credentials.

Our goal is to provide a well-prepared workforce by partnering with employers, community organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions to offer career education to a broad spectrum of students. We want to continually improve the "pipeline" of clear and accessible pathways to help students connect with careers and further education. We believe that education is ideally ongoing, even when students are in the workforce. We offer new skills to face new challenges.

MCC's holistic approach towards workforce development focus on enhancing the business in addition to training employees to be more skilled in their positions.

Apprenticeships

MCC can serve as a sponsor for a company's apprenticeship program, working with the Department of Labor and providing organizational support while students develop into skilled workers using a combination of on the job training and classroom instruction.

Career Programs

MCC offers many career and technical education programs across its campuses, and those programs are coordinated at a district level. We are developing today's workforce for tomorrow, and we also focus on secondary education and career centers, so our partnerships with institutions provide clear pathways from high school into industry or four-year institutions.

Continuing Education

MCC Community Education programs promote lifelong learning through community education, short-term workforce training, and professional development courses. Our programs meet students where they are and provide the opportunity for personal enrichment, workforce readiness, and career advancement. These wide-ranging programs support police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, as well as preparing students to work in healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation. Non-credit classes on campuses or online make further learning accessible for people in communities we serve. Our Great Plains OSHA Education Center coordinates OSHA training in four states.

Corporate College

MCC can provide a variety of services for companies who want to offer pre-post assessments, customized training, and training plan coordination for their employees. Sessions can be on-site or off-site, for large groups or small groups with customized contract training to meet the company's specific need. Whether a company is assessing skill gaps or providing high-quality training to fulfill requirements in Leadership and Soft Skill Integration or HR related subjects, Corporate College can arrange for the instructors, curriculum, and evaluation.

Economic Development

MCC partners with local industry to assist them in accessing state workforce training funds. Our expertise and experience with government and industry partners is a pivotal contribution to the process. In the last few years, MCC has worked with about 40 companies to access over $10 million in state funds from the Missouri Works Customized Training program and Missouri Works New Jobs Training and Job Retention Training program.

To find out more, please contact us. We can help you find a pathway into education that is right for you!

Last Modified: 11/14/18