UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Metropolitan Community College - Institute for Workforce Innovation

For over 30 years, the Metropolitan Community College Institute for Workforce Innovation has served Kansas City by providing a) customized training and consulting services for regional businesses; b) short term training programs for high workforce demand industries; and c) professional development opportunities.

About

For over 30 years,  the Metropolitan Community College Institute for Workforce Innovation has served Kansas City’s businesses by providing customized training and consultative services designed to enhance employee skills and maximize productivity.  MCC assists in improving performance in all areas - people, processes and the workplace environment.  MCC customizes its services to meet company's needs, offering a variety of delivery options (at a company's site, at an MCC campus, or online) paired with 24/7 time frames.

In this economy, it's more important than ever to make the most of available resources.  MCC performance consultants are experts in their fields. Their training and guidance lend a real-world value that can be customized to benefit employees from executives to front-line workers.

MCC assists with businesses accessing state workforce training funds on both sides of the state line.

MCC also offers programs and services designed to provide short term training opportunities for high workforce demand industries.  They are designed to help train adults for in-demand occupations; as well as connect with additional certifications and degree programs creating career pathways in key industry sectors including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • OSHA Training Institute
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology

The goal of these programs is to advance provide a strong well trained workforce by partnering with employers, community organizations, and governmental agencies to create job training and educational opportunities for a broad spectrum of the workforce and students, and assist in developing a talent pipeline for employers.  Many of these programs have key industry business partners that assist in reviewing the training content to ensure that students will be “job ready” at the completion of their training.

Services

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Workforce Incentives

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture

Operations and Logistics

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Human Resources Training
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactTiffany Miller
Address1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120
Phone(816) 604-1000