MCC's Economic and Workforce Development: Annual Impact Report, September 2013 - January 2015

Corporate College

The MCC Corporate College was born as the result of data culled from community employers. We took an innovative approach. Noncredit and credit learning that would power workforce development.

The courses prepare students for career advancement and job opportunities in the Rochester region. Several courses prep participants for certification exams that lead to industry-recognized credentials. Earlier this year, Vice President Joe Biden held up MCC as a model for meaningful collaborations with employers and job training educators. Through public-private partnerships and tailored educational options, MCC allows for diverse learning, sustaining careers, competitive local businesses and a robust local economy. To get a handle on the local skills gap issue, MCC and economic experts, including the Center for Governmental Research, teamed up to document current and projected labor force needs. In less than two years, the MCC Corporate College has: Offered 412 classes. 5,769 enrollments.

The top training categories have been identified as advanced manufacturing, skilled trades and telecommunications. Program options include: IT Certifications – best selection taught by leading experts. Lean Six Sigma – built on the DMAIC philosophy (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) behind a successful improvement project.

Business Communications.

Customer Service – improve customer interface at every level.

Leadership – guide and motivate to learn and excel.

Supervisor/Management Development – mentor, manage, interview, hire, retain and lead to succeed. Homeland Security Training – protect and respond, simulated exercises teach confidence and restraint.

Retained 69 subject matter experts. Advanced 248 college credits earned. Assessed an impressive community service impact (in participants): - 1,145 motorcycle safety training. - 1,004 employment opportunities. - 90 inmate education. - 87 youth career skills development.

Personal Development – harness assets; identify options.

Small Business Skills – marketing, IT, business plan, financial plan development.

Sales Training – closing skills and persuasion.

Project Management – how to best run your projects.

Health Care – develop critical customer service, communication and team building skills. Advanced Manufacturing – develop in-demand skills such as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), blueprint reading, and machine math. Skilled Trades – offers training in construction, electrical, sprinkler fitting, plumbing, pipefitting, millwright, welding and OSHA certification.

This past fall, we launched . The site targets professionals and has online registration capabilities and clearly explains each facet of the MCC Corporate College. The website includes some MCC degree programs and begins to integrate credit and noncredit programing.

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