Real-World Projects Make Mutually Beneficial Internship Program

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A celebration took place Tuesday at ULTRAX Aerospace, where a group of interns recently completed a summer internship program. The Lee’s Summit company creates mission-critical maintenance and sustainment technologies for aircraft and fleets. Ten engineering students from prestigious programs at universities such as Missouri Science and Technology, University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Truman State University were selected. There … Read More

Lee’s Summit Business Owner Helps Fill Workforce Gap With Summer Internship Program

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Colby Jacquemin is only 17 years old, but he is already gaining valuable on-the-job training to prepare him for his future career. The Lone Jack High School and Summit Technology Academy student spent his summer interning at Creative Blow Mold Tooling in Lee’s Summit, where he learned to make molds that end up on factory lines all over the world. … Read More

Take Ten with Tina

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The Lee’s Summit EDC has happily promoted Tina Chace to Director of Business Development. In her new role, Tina is leading LSEDC’s business retention, workforce development, and investor relations. The Skinny sat down to “Take Ten With Tina” to hear her game plan: Q: You spent a lot of time working to promote the organization’s efforts in Business Retention and Expansion … Read More

Missouri Innovation Campus racks up national, regional awards

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LSR-7 School Board recognizes awards, overall achievement at December meeting The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) has received 13 national and regional architecture and design awards since opening in the fall of 2017. Home to Summit Technology Academy, MIC is a progressive initiative that allows high school graduates to earn a college degree in two years with little to zero debt. … Read More

Lee’s Summit Manufacturing Day event solves workforce pain point

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LEE’S SUMMIT, MO— December 19, 2018—More than 50 local high school students toured three Lee’s Summit companies on National Manufacturing Day to observe manufacturing processes in real time and learn about career paths in advanced manufacturing. For one Lee’s Summit student, the event offered more than learning: It brought a paid internship with ULTRAX Aerospace. “A couple of students really … Read More

Lee’s Summit students celebrate National Manufacturing Day

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Teens explore careers in advanced manufacturing with tours of local companies LEE’S SUMMIT, MO– October 9, 2018—More than 50 high school students visited a trio of Lee’s Summit companies to learn first-hand about careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. The educational event coincided with National Manufacturing Day, which was created to inspire students to choose careers in modern manufacturing. “This … Read More

LSEDC hears business case for increased diversity and inclusion

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Dr. Andrea Hendricks shared best practices for organizational diversity and inclusion at LSEDC’s Speaker Series luncheon on June 6. Hendricks is a Lee’s Summit resident and leads diversity and inclusion initiatives for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in her role as deputy director of diversity and inclusion. Hendricks’s presentation included key demographic data reflecting growing cultural and generational … Read More

Beyond the Classroom: SCA Students See Engineering Career in Action

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(Lee’s Summit, MO) – Several Summit Christian Academy (SCA) secondary students recently had the opportunity to visit Lee’s Summit’s ULTRAX Aerospace Incorporated. ULTRAX Aerospace partners with aviation professionals worldwide to provide instant access to unbiased and actionable intelligence for empowered decision-making at every level of the organization. SCA Students were inspired to excellence through both the tour and the encouragement … Read More

SCA Head of School Named to Ingram’s Magazine “2018 Icon of Education” List

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Lee’s Summit – February 23, 2018 – Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is pleased to announce that Head of School Linda Harrelson has been named to the “2018 Icon of Education” list published by Ingram’s Magazine. Mrs. Harrelson is the first private K-12 educator to make the list out of the 95 honorees in the program’s first 10 years. Linda Harrelson … Read More

STEM evangelist Cindy Moss touts STEMtastic career options

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Event hosted by MCC-Longview and sponsored by Lee’s Summit R-7 offers alternate, lucrative perspective on traditional education path By Krista Klaus You don’t necessarily need a four-year degree to land a six-figure job. That’s the message carried by Dr. Cindy Moss, senior director of global STEM initiatives for Discovery Education and shared with LSEDC leaders at its February Advisory Luncheon. … Read More