If you live in Mohave County or the tristate region you’re invited to join Mohave Community College, the MCC Foundation, DOT Foods, Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona, Tristate Pain Institute, Mohave Electric Cooperative, A&G Towing and Storage, and many more at MCC’s first annual Connecting the Community event, MCC ConCom.
MCC ConCom will bring students, community members and business leaders together with a focus on the future. The event is free to attend and the atmosphere will be fun and casual with music and free food.
“You’ll be able to interact directly with employers, who will also be joined by college personnel responsible for helping prepare students for a successful future,” said MCC Campus Dean Shawn Bristle, who is organizing the event with the MCC Foundation. “This is a win-win opportunity to expand the regional workforce pipeline by building awareness and positive relationships.”
MCC is working with local school districts to encourage students and their parents attend MCC ConCom.
“They will learn the benefits of higher education, and find out how to plan a successful pathway for their future,” said Bristle.
The college offers more than 60 degrees and certificates, and event attendees have the chance to meet with faculty and staff from those programs.
“We’ll have teams from all of our campuses represented at this one event to show how MCC, through higher education, can help you improve your future earning power,” said MCC Spokesman James Jarman. “You will be able to talk one on one with the experts in their field and gain college and industry insights.”
MCC ConCom attendees will have the opportunity to learn about jobs in the medical industry and meet with faculty from the college’s vast Allied Health programs such as Dental, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Radiologic Technology.
The college Career & Technical Education program faculty will be on hand share information about Truck Driving, Culinary, HVAC/R, Welding, Auto Collision and Auto Service.
General Education faculty from Arts & Humanities, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Math and Psychology will be available to discuss their courses and answer questions.
Many students who earn an associate degree in the general education programs simultaneously complete the first two years of study toward a bachelor’s degree. Those students end up saving an estimated $15,000 in tuition alone by starting at MCC then transferring to one of the college’s university partners to earn a bachelor’s degree.
MCC will have a team on hand at the ConCom event to explain how to get the most benefit from the college’s university transfer partnerships.
Parents are also encouraged to attend the event to find out how their children can earn college credits at no cost while in high school, as well as the many MCC scholarship opportunities available.
The college also partnered with Goodwill of Central & Northern Arizona, which will hold a Hiring Festival at MCC ConCom. It will provide information about employment opportunities in the region, as well as offer opportunities to teach people interview skills, resume building and much more.
Businesses that would like to participate in MCC ConCom are encouraged to contact the college as soon as possible. Money raised from the event will help local students.
“This is great for the community and a great way to help students in our region,” said MCC Foundation Executive Director Carrie Kelly. “The Foundation will use proceeds from MCC ConCom to fund college scholarships for students.”
MCC ConCom is March 29 from 10:30am – 3:00pm at the MCC Bullhead City Campus – 3400 Hwy 95.