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April 25

April 25, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC expands with new services location to open this fall

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will move into approximately 9,000 square feet of space in the new Highlander Accelerator building, 30th and Parker streets. MCC’s presence in the building will be highlighted by its educational solutions to meet the needs of the surrounding community. The building is part of the 75 North project in the Highlander Neighborhood of North Omaha. 

 

The new location will offer services similar to that of the MCC Express location in South Omaha. It will provide students with access to entry-level job training opportunities and career services. The location will focus on providing individualized attention, career exploration, work readiness training and skills and help students transition to an MCC campus if interested.

 

“There will be emphasis on noncredit programming with training and certificates offered in high-demand fields such as information technology, healthcare and the trades,” said Sue Raftery, senior aide to the vice president for Academic Affairs. “Noncredit ESL, GED and basic reading will be offered as well as life skill workshops and one-on-one academic coaching sessions.”

 

The location is due to begin offering services this fall.  

 

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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.