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Student makes a better life for her son through MoSTEMWINs

Destinee Harris was working 15 hours a week as a custodian, making minimum wage when she found out she was pregnant. She knew that to support her child, her life was going to have to change, so she enrolled at St. Louis Community College. “Now that I have a baby on the way,” Destinee explained, “I have no other option. I have to find something I love, or I won’t stick with it.” First she enrolled in the CNA program under MoHealthWINs, but then ... Read more

MoWINs recognizes two with grant partnership award

MoWINs recognizes two with grant partnership award This year we honored two recipients with the MoWINs Partnership Award--Gregg Garland, District Manager of Walgreens and Sonoco Plastics. The MoWINs Partnership Award recognizes organizations and individuals who have gone above and beyond to partner with Missouri's community colleges through MoWINs initiatives. Gregg Garland, District Manager Walgreens Gregg has played an instrumental role in the development of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program offered at Mineral Area College through the MoSTEMWINs program. The relationship between the college and Walgreens ... Read more

OTC’s MoSTEMWINs program gets students out of the classroom

OTC's MoSTEMWINs program gets students out of the classroom If the words “Chemical Laboratory Technology” bring to mind images of white lab coats, Bunsen burners, and mad scientists, think again!  OTC’s new MoSTEMWINs CLT program is designed to provide real-life, hands-on, industry-relevant experience for our Certificate and A.A.S students. To that end, our Core Grant Team is continually working with our local community to find, create, or encourage new partnerships that will give our students a unique learning experience. During program curriculum development ... Read more

Curriculum Evaluation Services RFP

September 29, 2016 Missouri Community College Association, Jefferson City, Missouri REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Curriculum Evaluation Services The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) is the central administering agency for a U.S. Department of Labor-TAACCCT funded grant project called MoSTEMWINs. Through this request for proposals (RFP), MCCA seeks Curriculum Evaluation Services for all programs of study offered in the MoSTEMWINs grant as a federal grant compliance requirement. The estimated length of the project is from November 2016 through May 31, 2018. The RFP will be issued on or about October ... Read more

Scorecard Project Update – September 2016

September has been a busy month for the Scorecard project.   Several pieces of the project have been moving along, with different contractors and state IT groups assigned to different parts of the project.  Significant progress has been made, and these individual components are now coming together. EMSAS has been modified to allow the upload of the Noncredit Supplemental Data File, and DHE is currently testing the system by using the test data sent from the schools. In order to fully test ... Read more

Co-requisite math helps NCMC’s MoSTEM students get up to speed

Through MoSTEMWINs, North Central Missouri College chose to offer a Certified Production Technician program, a manufacturing certificate and the UP program, which is designed to assist students with low math skills. Math can be a huge barrier to college students, regardless of whether they have been out of high school a while or not, and can even stand in the way of graduation. For two students at NCMC, this could not have been more true. Autumn Lindsay, a non-traditional student, wife and mother of ... Read more

Course Matrix Crosswalk project launches

At last month’s grants retreat, Dr. Janice Aanenson from CAEL, officially kicked off the launch of the Missouri Credit for Prior Learning crosswalk project, which will ultimately develop a statewide credit for prior learning course matrix crosswalk to national standards. Through the project, CAEL will guide Missouri’s colleges through a process that will define standards and procedures for aligning course outcomes with those developed and recognized by key industries. One of the first tasks that needs to be completed is for each college ... Read more

Student upgrades her skills through MoSTEMWINs

Student upgrades her skills through MoSTEMWINs Ti’eara Monroe’s job as a home-health certified nursing assistant is challenging work, and her 12-hour shifts — evenings, overnights and weekends — aren’t on a set schedule. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old is also raising an 8-month-old son, Aiden. On top of all that, the 2012 Raytown South High School grad is a full-time student at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, taking advantage of MCC’s MoSTEMWINs medical assistant program. But Monroe has the road map in front of her ... Read more

MoSTEMWINs helps student find a new career path

MoSTEMWINs helps student find a new career path In May 2015, armed with a bachelor of arts degree in philology and ethics, Abigail “Abby” Jonson of Farmington was underemployed and tired of trying to find a job in her field that paid a living wage in rural Missouri. She had begun thinking about a rewarding career in the health sciences industry. After attending a Certified Pharmacy Technician informational event at Mineral Area College, Abby decided to apply for the 20-week, MoWINs certificate program, ... Read more

Moberly’s MoSTEMWINs program goes mobile

Moberly's MoSTEMWINs program goes mobile Moberly Area Community College’s new mobile lab will increase accessibility to the college’s mechatronics program while saving money on costly equipment. While industries in the communities of four of the other MACC sites have expressed interest in technicians trained in the mechatronics program, the communities are too small to support a full program. With the new mobile lab, MACC will be able to meet these needs without purchasing expensive equipment for each site. Students from these communities would have ... Read more
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