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MCC awarded data center designation

Metropolitan Community College was bestowed a special designation on Thursday. MCC has been named the EPI-USA National Training Center, making the College the premier venue in the United States for data center training. 
Beginning this fall quarter, information technology professionals and students will descend upon MCC to receive in-demand training in data center management and operations. The MCC and EPI-USA training partnership will not only serve business and industry through providing accessible certification training to local workforce professionals but will also make Omaha a destination for globally-accredited data center training throughout the United States and Canada.
MCC hosted a ceremony at the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology to celebrate the distinction. Don Byrne, senior instructor of EPI-USA said that CAET falls right in line with that they aim to do.
“We have committed ourselves to providing high-quality training in highly technical fields,” Byrne said. “We are delighted to be associated with an organization that has a building like the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology. We look forward to working with you for preparing a strong workforce.”
EPI-USA will help with training people to fill in-demand jobs in data centers in and around the metro area. Much of the data center management training can be done between two and five days. 
“MCC has always been a leader in data center training for the region,” said Tom Pensabene, MCC associate vice president of Workforce and IT Innovation. “By partnering with EPI-USA and becoming the National Training Center, we are better positioned to serve the rapid growth of data centers in the four-county area by providing training and new talent to keep them in operation.”

To learn more about the College’s partnership with EPI-USA, visit