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Governor unveils workforce system overhaul

Not surprisingly, workforce development was a central focus of this year’s Governor’s Conference on Economic Development.

Sen. Blunt gets Congress to consider increasing Pell Grant maximum

Last week, Senate appropriations approved a bill that would increase the maximum award for Pell grants by 1.7 percent.

MCCA partners with National Skills Coalition to close Missouri’s skills gap

In a meeting with the National Skills Coalition, Missouri’s community colleges looked at several statewide policies that would enable colleges to train workers to fill the state’s growing skills gap.

MCCA reports on how community colleges plan to cut costs

Earlier this month, an MCCA task force presented a report to the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Governor’s office detailing ways that community colleges are keeping costs down.

Why all the buzz about apprenticeships?

President Donald Trump reiterated his support for apprenticeships at a discussion last week focused on expanding opportunities for women and minorities in STEM fields.

Missouri Community College Association names new President and CEO

Jefferson City, Missouri – Brian Millner was named President/CEO of the Missouri Community College Association, effective September 1.

New reasons to be a member of MCCA

We're building a new set of member benefits to make MCCA membership even more relevant and valuable for you.

2017 Annual Report

Together, we did some powerful things in 2017. Check them out in our annual report:

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Governor announces withholds from FY18 budget, adding to cuts

At the signing of the FY 2018 budget last month, Governor Eric Greitens announced that low tax receipts and rising health care costs meant the state would have to withhold $250 million from the newly approved budget.

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Work begins on 2018 legislative agenda

At the Trustee and Executive Leadership Conference, leaders from all twelve of Missouri’s community colleges took part in the first stage of the drafting process for the 2018 Legislative Agenda. The discussion was an opportunity primarily for community college trustees to provide input, but it was also a chance for the association’s advocacy team to share what to expect come January.

St. Louis Community College Chancellor to lead Missouri Community College Association

Jefferson City, Missouri – Dr. Jeff Pittman, chancellor of St. Louis Community College, began his term as chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents and Chancellors Council July 1.

Get published on the MCCA website

Every month, we hope to feature an article or whitepaper written by an MCCA member. Here’s what we’re looking for:

Big changes coming to convention this year

Our goal is to use your feedback to make every convention better than the last. As a result, we've made some major changes this year.

Introducing our new e-mail updates

Introducing our new e-mail updates! We’re breaking our monthly MCCA Today newsletter up into four separate monthly updates, so you can subscribe to the content you care about most.

Community colleges graduate thousands across the state

May is graduation season. Students, families, friends and supporters filled auditoriums and gymnasiums across the state last month to celebrate our graduates.

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and wife Teresa to lead JAG-Missouri Board

(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson and wife Teresa will co-chair the new Board of Directors for Jobs for America’s Graduates in Missouri (JAG-Missouri).

2017 Legislative session final update

Out of 1,830 bills filed, the Missouri Legislature only passed 76 pieces of legislation—including the 16 bills that make up the state budget.

MCCA priorities still in play as session draws to close

The legislative session is set to come to a close today at 6 p.m., with legislators likely working up to the very last minute.

Community Colleges take on top issue facing Missouri businesses

Jefferson City—Missouri’s 12 community colleges established the Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network today to address a longstanding challenge facing Missouri businesses—the availability of a skilled workforce.

Congress votes to restore year-round Pell

Earlier this week, the United States Congress voted to restore eligibility for year-round Pell Grants.