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MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty seeks comments from Northlanders during forum.

How is Metropolitan Community College serving the Northland? That is the question MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty will pose to employers, educators and other interested citizens at a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Northwest-Kansas City campus, 6889 N. Oak Trafficway, Suite 400, Gladstone.

“Metropolitan Community College is Kansas City’s expert when it comes to training employees and guiding students through school to a career, but we know there is always room for improvement,” said Beatty in a press release. “The best way for us to find out how MCC can better serve Kansas City’s workforce is by sitting down with those who are in the trenches — employers, educators and community members — and asking them to identify their greatest needs.”

The goal of the discussion is to identify gaps or challenges that may exist when it comes to hiring qualified employees.

“We like to remind people that ‘community’ is our middle name,” Beatty said, “so it’s important to me that we create opportunities like this to communicate and connect with stakeholders and get meaningful feedback about the job we’re doing to prepare employees and make a real impact on economic development.”

Metropolitan Community College’s five campuses include MCC-Maple Woods in the Northland.

Beatty began her tenure as MCC’s eighth chancellor in 2017.