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Adult Learners Learn About Career Training, Available Scholarships at UCM Professional Training and Education Open House

By Janice Phelan, March 14, 2019

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Scott Boyce of UCM and Theresa Leaming discuss university programs during the Feb. 26 Professional Training and Education Open House at the University of Central Missouri-Lee's Summit.

Individuals interesting in launching new high-demand careers learned about training and scholarship opportunities at a professional training and education open house hosted on Feb. 26 by the University of Central Missouri in cooperation with the Full Employment Council (FEC).

UCM, partnering with the FEC, recently launched the monthly professional training and education open houses at the Missouri Innovation Campus, the university’s Lee’s Summit location. Events will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the facility, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway with the next open house scheduled for March 26. To RSVP for the March event or any future events, fill out the online registration form.

The monthly events are open to adults from counties served by the FEC including Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte and Ray. Representatives from the FEC are at each event to assist with applications for debt-free training. The events also include information about UCM admissions, advisement, financial aid and KC Degrees.

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 FEC’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.

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 a other Kansas City metropolitan locations. In addition, some courses are offered online.

Anyone planning to attend a future open house is asked to bring a document including 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.

For more information about the FEC, visit the FEC’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, contact


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