KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By January 2022, Metropolitan Community College’s campuses across the Kansas City, Missouri, area will look a lot different. Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty believes the changes will help students better find pandemic-proof jobs.
“We’ve got to be resilient. We’ve got to be responsive. The key vision this administration has brought forward is that we ensure we’re as aligned as possible with the workforce needs of Kansas City,” Beatty said.
The chancellor said she works hand-in-hand with major employers like Burns and McDonnell and Black and Veatch to address skills gaps; the gap between what industries look for in new employees and what qualifications applicants bring to the table.
The school had several projects in the works before the pandemic, which it believes will help current and future students find jobs which are in demand even during a…