Aug. 13

Aug. 13, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile


MCC named National Training Center for data center courses


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has been named the EPI-USA National Training Center. Through the partnership, MCC and EPI-USA will offer a wide range of globally accredited certified data center training courses in Omaha at the College’s Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. Beginning this fall quarter, information technology professionals and students will descend upon MCC to receive in-demand training in data center management and operations.  


“MCC has always been a leader in data center training for the region,” said Tom Pensabene, MCC associate vice president of Workforce and IT Innovation. “By partnering with EPI-USA and becoming the National Training Center, we are better positioned to serve the rapid growth of data centers in the four-county area by providing training and new talent to keep them in operation.”


With more than 15 certification offerings, EPI-USA trainings at MCC are designed for professionals with a variety of background and experience levels. Each certification can be completed in as little as two or three days and include a final assessment which individuals must pass to become certified. The MCC and EPI-USA training partnership will not only serve business and industry through providing accessible certification training to local workforce professionals, but will also put Omaha on the map as a destination for globally-accredited data center training throughout the United States and Canada. 


The EPI-USA National Training Center designation will be formally announced on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. on the second floor terrace of the College’s Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. 



EPI-USA is a provider in North America of EPI, an international company that offers an extensive range of data center training and infrastructure services. EPI’s global services are able to provide organizations with all types of data center services, be it auditing, data center audit certification, data center consulting or data center and IT training courses. For more information, visit 




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.