Spring 2008 |
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
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
"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
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