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Oct. 27

Oct. 27, 2016 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

CONTACT: 

Derek Rayment 

Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs 

531-MCC-2876 

 

MCC to receive Community Builder award from AIM during tech celebration 

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will be the recipient of the Community Builder award at this year’s AIM Tech Celebrationheld Nov. 10 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The event recognizes local leaders and businesses for their contributions to the tech community. The award will be given to the College for its creation of the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, an innovative educational facility on the Fort Omaha Campus that will provide education and training for today and tomorrow’s jobs beginning fall 2017.  

 

The award will be accepted by the College’s Workforce Innovation Division, a department at MCC that plays a strong role in the Fort Omaha Campus expansion. The division’s functions include leveraging existing MCC resources through partnerships while embracing both industry and educational innovations.  

 

The AIM Tech Celebration is free and open to the public. However, reservations are being accepted at techcelebration.org.  

 

About the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology 

The facility is one of three new academic buildings being constructed on the Fort Omaha Campus. The project is expected to be completed in time for the beginning of fall quarter in 2017. CAET will provide a space where education and area businesses can connect. The building will house much of the College’s courses in information technology and e-learning while providing capacity for corporate training and development. It will serve as a collaborative workshop with new technologies while helping students build the skills they need to earn high demand jobs.  

 

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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.