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Sept. 24

Sept. 24, 2020
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

MCC receives NC3 leadership award for volume of technical certifications issued

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College received the Dennis Iudice Memorial Award at the National Coalition of Certification Centers’ (NC3) seventh annual Leadership Summit. The annual summit was held virtually during the summer and recognized 11 community colleges for their leadership, innovation and success in contributing to skills certification training.

The Dennis Iudice Memorial Award acknowledges MCC as a career and technical education leader, producing one of the highest number of NC3 certifications among colleges in the NC3 network. The College issued 1,599 skill and training certifications during the 2019 calendar year.

The College’s partnership with NC3 began in fall 2013, making MCC the first institution in Nebraska to offer NC3 certifications, an example of the College’s commitment to fulfilling the needs of the workforce and the community. NC3 certifications available to students at MCC include 36 different Snap-On precision measurement tool certifications, along with torque, diagnostic scanner and others that can help students earn high-wage jobs.

About NC3
NC3 was established to help build a workforce prepared to meet the needs of industries today and tomorrow by connecting employers and educational institutions in partnerships that foster effective training, elevation of skilled careers, and employment opportunities. NC3 industry partners include Snap-on Inc., Trane, 3M, Festo, Lincoln Electric, Greenlee, Kubota Tractor Corporation, L.S. Starrett Company, Daniels Manufacturing Corporation (DMC), Palmer Hamilton, Tormach, Dremel and Certiport. NC3 certifications are stackable, flexible and relevant to students in the technical education field.

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.