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Metropolitan Community College

 A Nebraska community college is using federal COVID-19 relief funds to pay for tuition and books for high schoolers from the state to take courses this summer. The Omaha World-Herald reports that officials at the Metropolitan Community College hope their newly approved offer will pull in thousands of students. The college saw about a 15% drop in summer enrollment from 2019 to 2020, said Bill Owen, the college’s vice president for strategic initiatives.

Metropolitan Community College has revealed plans to open its MCC Code School, beginning this fall quarter.  The nine-month, 20-hour per week noncredit program will enable students to secure entry-level web application positions by building competencies in high-demand information technology areas.

Director of Workforce and IT Innovation for Corporate Training, Victoria Novak, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to talk about the program and the impact it can have on the students and the community as a whole.

More information can be found at https://www.mccneb.edu/About-MCC-Nebraska/News/Features/Code-School-coming-to-MCC-to-offer-full-IT-skillse.aspx

The Metropolitan Community College Creative Writing Forum, now in its third year, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m. inside the Mule Barn and on Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Building 10. Both locations are at the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. 

Event Coordinator for the Creative Writing Program, Liz Kay chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" this morning.  More information can be found at: 

https://mccneb.edu/About-MCC-Nebraska/News/Press-Releases/2018-Press-Releases/Oct-1/Oct-3

Metropolitan Community College was recently one of only five colleges nationwide to win a Gateway Graduation Achievement award for the high school graduation rates in their Gateway to College program  – roughly 65%.