Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curriculum to support a career in manufacturing. These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage of options to choose from in Nebraska!
About a year ago, our educational spotlight illuminated the outstanding mechanical design technology program at Metropolitan (Metro) Community College. MCC has a variety of urban and suburban campuses, including the Fort Omaha Campus and Elkhorn Valley Campus.
There are plenty of locations around town, and MCC also utilizes spaces such as the Applied Technology Center to make sure that their programs have the best equipment for the field. As the number of students in the trade programs at MCC has grown, so have their locations– which is incredibly beneficial for potential students.
And in an exciting new development, MCC is completely rejuvenating their Fort Omaha Campus. Along with the Construction Education Center and the Academic Skills Center, The Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology will be of great interest to prospective and current students. In recognition of the vast variety of startups and ingenious business technologies currently existing in today’s market, the new center will be dedicated to training students for the jobs of tomorrow.
The 55,000 square foot center will be more of a “learning lab” than a classroom, meaning that modern facility management currently used in healthcare, data centers, and other technology-driven institutions will be merged with the existing Data Management Center. Faculty and students will have the opportunity to work with small startups in the prototype stage, utilizing the Fabrication Lab to create 3D models of potential products. Students will have the chance to use real world issues and problems to supplement their education—and there is nothing more valuable in a world where experience is key to job placement.
Finally, and maybe best of all, the school will be working in conjunction with the economic developers at the Greater Omaha Area Chamber of Commerce to recruit potential students and employees for training. New companies relocating to Omaha will have an existing pool to tap of skilled technical workers to hire for open positions and supported by the Chamber of Commerce.
With a wide variety of programs to choose from, such as auto collision technology, diesel technology, construction and building science, civil engineering technology, industrial and commercial trades, and so many more, there is something for every interest available at MCC. And the revitalized future campus and facilities make job placement more promising than ever.
If you have questions about this institution or any of the programs mentioned, feel free to shoot us a tweet or leave a comment in the section below! We’d be happy to help you learn more.
photo credit: Metropolitan Community College