By Jeff Murphy, February 14, 2019
The University of Central Missouri is partnering with the Full Employment Council (FEC) to help qualifying individuals obtain valuable training for in-demand jobs. Beginning Feb. 26, the FEC will participate in pre-qualifying Open House events in Lee’s Summit to help individuals determine eligibility and apply for scholarships to fund non-semester based certification training as well as some college degree programs.
The pre-qualifying FEC events will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the Missouri Innovation Campus, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, Lee’s Summit. To help with planning for the event, attendees are asked to submit their name and email address at this link.
Representatives from the FEC will be available during these sessions to explain the FEC assistance program and to help with applications for scholarships. The debt-free scholarships will fund career certificate and degree programs offered through the University of Central Missouri (UCM).
Additionally, the events will include information related to UCM admissions, advisement, financial aid and KC Degrees.
Examples of UCM certificate programs in the growing medical field include certified nursing assistant, certified medical technician, medical billing and coding. In addition, the university offers courses in areas such as information technology, office/business administration and logistics/warehouse. These certificates, which can be completed within a few months, provide the skills needed to begin a career in a high-growth, secure field.
Classes are forming now in a variety of areas through the University of Central Missouri including courses offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus, UCM’s Lee’s Summit campus, as well as other Kansas City metropolitan locations. In addition, some courses are offered online.
The Full Employment Council offers debt-free tuition assistance to students enrolled in approved certificate-based training programs as well as students working toward selected two- or four-year degrees at universities and colleges. The council’s goal is to provide qualifying individuals with portable credentials that will help them find and maintain employment. FEC funds are based on eligibility as well as availability. The Full Employment Council serves residents of Cass, Clay, Platte and Jackson Counties.
Those attending the event are asked to bring in a document including their birth date such as one of the following: driver’s license, state identification, birth certificate, baptismal certificate, hospital record of birth or United States passport. It is recommended that you bring an updated resume, preferably saved as a Microsoft Word document on a CD or flash drive.
The open house schedule for 2019 includes the following events, all from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Missouri Innovation Campus: Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26.
For more information about the FEC, visit the council’s website. Information about training and diplomas offered through the University of Central Missouri is available on the University of Central Missouri course catalog page. For information about the Open House events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.