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Jan. 14 2016

Jan. 14, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

MCC finishes top 10 for NC3 certifications

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College finished 2015 in the top 10 in the nation for students who have earned National Coalition of Certification Centers certifications. The certifications help students become workforce ready by teaching industry skills in the manufacturing and other trade fields. MCC students completed 412 certifications in 2015.
 
The partnership with NC3 began in fall 2013 and MCC was 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 for students at MCC include precision measurement tools, torque, diagnostic scanner and more than a dozen others that will help students earn good-paying jobs.
 
“MCC offers a wide array of classes and trainings that will equip students with the skillset they need once they graduate,” said Kirk Ahrends, dean of applied technology at MCC. “We are proud to partner with NC3 and finishing in the top 10 in the nation for certificates earned illustrates the high standards the College holds for teaching trades.”
 
For more information about NC3, visit nc3.net.

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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.