Filling the workforce gap
Metropolitan Community College has created a modern apprenticeship program designed to:
- Meet the needs of changing industries
- Improve the current labor force
- Train new employees
- Help identify untapped labor pools.
With customized on-the-job training and accredited coursework, employees will be equipped with the right skills necessary for the most demanding positions.
Did you know?
In Kansas City roughly half of the workers in production, construction and installation, maintenance and repair occupations will need to be replaced in the next five years?
- Mid-American Regional Council, 2019
Are you an MCC student looking for an apprenticeship opportunity?
An apprenticeship program enables you to earn a salary while learning a career. Read more to see how we can match you with a company. Read more to learn how you can use apprenticeships to kick-start a career.
The skills gap is real
The skills gap is real (1), and finding the right fit for in-demand roles is hitting the Kansas City economy (1). Metropolitan Community College has developed a modern registered apprenticeship (2) program designed to meet the ever changing needs of business and industry.
The MCC apprenticeship department has multiple resources to:
- Assist in the development of a new, customized apprenticeship program
- Manage an existing apprenticeship program
- Offer resources for people who have completed an apprenticeship program
By developing customized on-the-job training and paralleled coursework to meet business’s needs, apprentices are equipped with the necessary skills for retained employment. Additionally, employers have a customized workforce pipeline designed specifically for their business sustainability and growth. Call 816.604.1000.
- Abernathy, Ted and Payne, Greg. Workforce 2030: A Call to Action. Jefferson City, MO : Missouri Chamber of Commerce , 2018.
- U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. A Quick Start Toolkit Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Washington DC : U.S. Department of Labor, 2017.
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