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With training complete, ETO moves forward

With training now behind us, it's time to start entering data into the new Social Solutions ETO software. So far, three of the consortium colleges are reporting, with data for roughly 200 individuals entered. In the meantime, grants and Social Solutions staff are working to get the portal and workflow ad-ons implemented and get the exit surveys up and running. In the last month, we've learned a great deal from getting the system launched, and as a result changed how the credential status ... Read more

Our friends at TAACCCT say thank you for an amazing year

Dear TAACCCT Round 1 Grantees, As we move toward the close of the year and of your grantee close-out period as well, we want to take this opportunity send our congratulations and our thanks for all the hard work you did.  You were the pioneers of the TAACCCT grants and developed many amazing programs/initiatives, many of which will continue on past the end of your grant.  What an amazing legacy! We know you have already turned your attention to the “next thing,” but ... Read more

MoManufacturingWINs helps student land job at Boeing

State Tech used grant funds to create an offsite Machine Tool training center at the Lewis and Clark Career Center. Empty space was leased and updated under the direction of Site Directors Chris Muenks and Marty Acosta, Director of Lewis and Clark Career Center, Kathy Frederking, and State Technical College MoWINs Grant Manager, Nancy Wiley. Equipment and supplies were purchased; staff and faculty hired. Numerous industry partnerships have been created or expanded, while outreach pieces were developed and distributed. Most importantly, participants were ... Read more

Data Advisory Task Force November Meeting Highlights

The Data Advisory Task Force met during MCCA's 51st annual convention on November 4. We covered a great deal of ground, and reached consensus on a number of items. Below are the highlights from the meeting. Feedback for reporting non-credit: IPEDS reporting can currently report non-credit; however reporting can only be done by program, and not by student.  Jeremy Kintzel with the Department of Higher Education spoke of another reporting format, continuous enrollment reporting, as another possibility worth investigating.  He will send the ... Read more

MoSTEMWINs to partner with Social Solutions on a new participant tracking system

Over the last few months, we've been working with Social Solutions, an efforts to outcomes software provider, to develop a robust piece of software that will help us track MoWINs participants. The software is almost ready for launch, so we've scheduled a series of trainings listed below. Will Stevens, MCCA's data analyst, will be in touch with each school with more information on how to sign up for the training. Social Solutions Training Schedule: Monday, December 7  --  1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 ... Read more

MCCA recognizes Clemco Industries with MoWINs Partnership Award

MCCA recognizes Clemco Industries with MoWINs Partnership Award Clemco Industries is one of Franklin County’s largest manufacturers that specializing in air-powered blast equipment. The Washington, MO based company has a long-standing relationship with East Central College that was strengthened when Clemco leaders donated floor space inside their facility to the ECC Center for Workforce Development. Since February 2015 the space has been used for six welders to provide an 8-week Introduction to MIG Welding program, that’s funded by the MoManufacturingWINs program. In addition to the ... Read more

MoWINs helps East Central College grad find path to success

Michelle Thurman is breaking ground in a profession dominated by men. She’s found a career at Pharma Tech Industries in Union, MO, a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer. Michelle credits her instructors at East Central College for developing manufacturing skills, as well as the attitude to succeed in that environment. “My instructor actually took me aside and said you’re going to have a harder end of it because you’re a woman," Thurman said, "but that doesn’t mean you can’t do the job.” Michelle has advanced ... Read more

Community Colleges address health care worker shortage, help 2,250 students find employment

The Missouri Community College Association worked alongside 13 Missouri colleges to launch a four year expansion of health care education, which has now helped 4,251 students across the state access training and gain the skills needed to enter the health care industry. Through the MoHealthWINs program, MCCA managed a $19.9 million federal grant which was distributed across the state to fund various programs at the colleges. With those funds, the colleges were able to help students achieve nearly 11,000 industry-recognized credentials. Of ... Read more

MoHealthWINs grant changes lives

In January 2014, Ashley Thompson was unemployed with a toddler at home. A friend told her about a short-term pharmacy technician training program offered in her community.  She was apprehensive about starting a class at her Mineral Area College outreach campus, the Perryville Higher Education Center, because it had been eight years since her high school graduation and no one in her family had gone to college. But she decided to take a leap of faith. Ashley’s previous work experience was as a ... Read more

Career coaches spark success, ingenuity in healthcare training program

Career coaches spark success, ingenuity in healthcare training program Jefferson City, Missouri – January 28, 2013. Community college career coaches from across the state met recently at the Missouri Community College Association office in Jefferson City to share tips and techniques for helping students navigate the journey from training to employment. Their focus was on assisting new crops of students – many of whom are unemployed and underemployed adults – served through the MoHealthWINs program, which provides low-cost training in healthcare fields ... Read more
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