Thursday, February 06, 2014
Interested in the classes and programs at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center? An event later this month will give potential students and families an opportunity to learn what the technology center is all about.
There will be an Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at KCKCC-TEC, 6565 State Ave. Visitors will have the chance to tour the facility, which opened in August 2013 and explore the training opportunities available.
About 20 programs are located in the 130,000 square foot facility that was once the home of Wal-Mart and an adjoining strip mall. Programs include welding, small appliance repair, HVAC and machine technology, culinary arts, cosmetology, nail technology, computer repair and medical assistant, among others. The curriculum is closely aligned to business and industry standards, making students who graduate from KCKCC-TEC prepared for careers right out of school. In addition, students in advanced programs have the opportunity to participate in work-based learning and internships.
Classes are held during the day or evening, so even working adults can take advantage of the various programs. KCKCC is also a recipient of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant through the U.S. Department of Labor. The Training for Employment Program is housed at KCKCC-TEC, which offers a host of services to help students pursue their goals.
For more information on KCKCC-TEC or the upcoming Open House, call 913-288-7800. Information is also available on the KCKCC website www.kckcc.edu/academics/TEC/