February 3, 2016 – The Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council hosted a panel focused on workforce development for their Advisory Board Luncheon on Wednesday. Summit Technology Academy / Missouri Innovation Campus were among the outstanding programs featured along with the numerous certification options provided by Metropolitan Community College and University of Central Missouri – Lee’s Summit.
The meeting included a panel of education experts including Dr. Kirk Nooks, Metropolitan Community College-Longview president; Dr. David McGehee, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District superintendent; Elaine Metcalf, Summit Technology Academy director; Dr. Chuck Ambrose, University of Central Missouri (UCM) president; and Stan Elliott, Missouri Innovation Campus director. Each expert took time to explain how they have been involved in creating a strong program for students to evolve into the workforce. While each entity holds stand-alone programs and student certifications, the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) will be the first of it’s kind in having all schools working together to provide an accelerated degree that includes a 3-year internship and little to no college debt.
The MIC is always looking to partner with businesses throughout the region. If you are interested in getting involved, please visit our webpage here.