Sept. 5

Sept. 5, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile


Free two-week training program gives people chance to earn certifications


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is offering a free two-week production and manufacturing training program to those who qualify through GAP assistance funding. Participants can earn seven nationally recognized certifications such as Forklift, OSHA Safety and Precision Measurement. Classes begin Sept. 24 and will be offered at the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets. 


Upon completion, participants will be matched with hiring employers with wages starting at $13-$19 depending on company and qualifications. The Community College GAP Assistance program provides need-based tuition assistance for approved short-term noncredit training programs that are in high-demand fields. 


Eligible students will need a family income at or below 250 percent of federal poverty income guidelines, be a Nebraska resident and a U.S. citizen or qualifying legal resident. To prequalify and register, 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.