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Dec. 14

Dec. 14, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC reaches first in the nation in NC3 certifications awarded

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has reached the top of the charts for most National Coalition of Certification Centers certificates awarded in the United States. These certificates are valuable trainings that students can choose to partake in during their coursework that enhances their knowledge and increases their employability. MCC has awarded 1,269 certifications so far this year, eight more than second-place Mech-Tech College in Puerto Rico.

 

The College’s previous goal was to award 1,000 certifications for this year. With one month to go, MCC has surpassed that goal. Certifications are awarded in various fields such as automotive, manufacturing and other areas of trade.

 

“Being first in the nation currently in NC3 certifications showcases how important training students for 21st century jobs is at MCC,” said Al Cox, automotive technology instructor at MCC. “The certifications will help students attain their career goals by equipping them with valuable knowledge they need once they are out in their field.”

 

About National Coalition of Certification Centers

The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions in order to develop, implement and sustain industry-recognized portable certifications that have strong validation and assessment standards.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.