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Breakfast for Success Proves a Good Start for CET

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CET Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and MCC´s Corporate Education & Training (CET) Division would definitely agree. Since the division´s inception in 2007, CET has hosted two Breakfast for Success events, starting area business people´s days (and work life) off on the right foot.

"Client needs assessments indicate that local businesses are not aware that MCC offers employee training," said CET client program manager Marilyn Cotten. "Breakfast for Success gives guests an opportunity to participate in a professional skill building workshop and learn about the wide variety of training offered by CET."

The two-hour events have included a catered breakfast, professional skill-building, networking and an interactive talk by MCC management instructor Steve Nichols on employee motivation.

"Leadership and motivation continue to be important topics for the attendees," Nichols said. "Like all things where we don´t know what to expect, there is some initial apprehension but most folks who attend seem to leave with a better understanding of the mistakes we can make when trying to motivate employees. It´s a great forum that allows MCC to highlight some of the specialized training we offer that can benefit potential corporate partners."

Cotten said the events benefit HR and training personnel from any industry seeking comprehensive, high quality and affordable employee training classes in business management, customer service, interpersonal skills, information technology and leadership. Human resources and training personnel from a variety of industries attended the first two breakfasts, including representatives from Airlite Plastics, Borsheims, Hilton Omaha, Kubat Pharmacy, Lozier Corp., MUD, Nebraska Furniture Mart and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The events allowed attendees to network with other business training managers while experiencing firsthand the quality employee training they could expect when partnering with CET on their training goals. The attendees´ feedback proved the breakfast event to be a success.

"I enjoyed the networking with other members of the business community, as well as the opportunity to meet with educators from MCC that have actual real world experience with corporate education," one wrote on an evaluation form.

Another attendee thanked CET "for a wonderful opportunity to learn about MCC´s expanding Corporate Education department, a wonderful breakfast and a networking opportunity to meet fellow members of the business community."

The initial breakfasts were held in MCC´s new South Omaha Campus Connector, allowing the College to share and showcase this new expansion.

"Breakfast for Success is just one way CET is introducing the employee training component of MCC to the business community," Cotten said. CET plans to offer the Breakfast for Success quarterly.

For information and updates on CET, call 866-MCC-3CET or email cet@mccneb.edu.

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