Metropolitan Community College has learned it’s getting $12.2 million to level the college pathway for students not quite ready for it.
The millions will be spread system-wide, from Penn Valley Campus to the Blue River campus in Independence.
Nancy Russell says not many people realize that four out of ten MCC students are over 25 and haven’t been in a classroom for years. Other students, she says, need tutoring. Russell heads the school’s Institute for Workforce Innovation.