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June 22

June 22, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC receives state award for career and technical education

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Career Education Program Award, an annual recognition given at the Nebraska Career Education Conference. The award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievement of career education programs in junior high/middle schools, high schools and postsecondary institutions. 

 

Criteria for the award includes: instructional programs aligned to the Nebraska Career Education Model and programs that demonstrate quality areas such as student achievement, innovative instruction, community engagement, workforce needs and effective career guidance and work-based learning. 

 

“The award highlights the hard work our community has put into the development of our trades programs with the Fort Omaha Campus project and more,” said Nate Barry, MCC’s dean of Career and Technical Education. “The College is able to meet the needs of the workforce through hands-on training, industry partnerships and expert instructors.”

 

The Nebraska Career Education Conference is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Career Education and in cooperation with the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska. 

 

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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.