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April 2

April 2, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC names a new director with workforce, STEM initiatives background

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has named Victoria Novak the new director of Workforce and IT Innovation, a position that aims to drive public-private partnerships to enhance the Omaha area’s labor pool. Novak will develop relationships with businesses and entrepreneurs who can collaborate with MCC students, helping today’s businesses while building tomorrow’s skilled workforce. 

 

“We have a wonderful opportunity at MCC to bring businesses and higher education together,” said Novak, who spent time at AIM prior to coming to MCC. “I look forward to engaging with the community and creating partnerships that can transform people’s lives.”

 

Novak will travel to Washington, D.C., this week as part of her role with Omaha STEM Ecosystem, where she serves as chairperson of the diverse and engaged stakeholders committee. Omaha STEM Ecosystem works with families, government, science centers and museums, education partners, businesses and nonprofits to develop and implement solutions to citywide workforce challenges. 

 

About Victoria Novak

Victoria Novak is the director of Workforce & IT Innovation at Metropolitan Community College, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology. Novak is currently in the Masters of Public Administration program at University of Nebraska at Omaha with a nonprofit concentration. Her role at MCC is to provide leadership for the Workforce Innovation Division, to develop innovative programs and training to advance existing workforce and build talent pipelines. 

 

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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.