Citta’ Deli uses prize money to expand

Citta’ Deli opened its doors at 110 W. Third Street in McCook in March of 2015 as a lunchtime sandwich shop, a traditional deli with imported meats and cheeses. It didn’t take long for owners Bill and Jade Lesko to find out what many entrepreneurs discover – they needed to expand their offering to satisfy customer demand. [caption id="attachment_27" align="alignright" width="300"]...
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Graphic design Creating careers for creative minds

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination” - Henry David Thoreau No matter where their imagination takes them, Mid-Plains Community College gives students the skills to maximize their creativity and turn it into a career in the world of graphic design and visual communications. MPCC’s Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for a wide-range of entry-level...
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An artist’s story Emily Karr’s skills best in the nation

As a high-school senior, Emily Karr enjoyed drawing, and art topped her list of subjects to study in college. Yet, in her mind, the concept of graphic design was just about designing logos and brochures - and that sounded kind of boring. Late in her senior year at McCook High School, she looked into the Graphic Design and Visual Communications program at Mid-Plains Community College. It seemed...
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MPCC: Providing a workforce for Nebraska’s top industry

Mid-Plains Community College is doing its part to support Nebraska’s Number One industry - agriculture. Not only are MPCC’s programs helping a new generation return home to farms and ranches, but they are also setting students up for success in a variety of ag-related careers in the retail and financial sectors.   [caption id="attachment_56" align="alignleft" width="184"] Rhett...
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Business: A career to bank on

A career in business isn’t just versatile – it’s secure.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 750,000 new business and financial operation jobs will be needed by 2026 due to globalization, a growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment. Even without the anticipated growth - business skills are in demand. [caption id="attachment_67" align="alignleft"...
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MPCC prepares students for logistics/supply chain jobs

They are the behind the scenes “worker bees” – often overlooked in terms of recognition, but tremendously vital to the success of any organization.  Logisticians are responsible for organizing supply chains, the systems that transfer products from suppliers into the hands of consumers. [caption id="attachment_78" align="alignright" width="300"] Michael Bergmeier, of North Platte,...
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Demand for accountants continues to climb

A growing economy means a growing need for accountants and auditors.  That’s according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which predicts the employment of accountants and auditors will increase 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The employment of accountants is closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy improves, more...

Technology jobs some of the fastest-growing in Nebraska

Demand is at an all-time high, wages are through the roof and growth potential is unlimited. What more could someone want in a rewarding career? About half of the top 10 fastest-growing jobs in Nebraska this year are technology-related. That’s according to Zippia, a career information website. Web developer came in at number one - exciting news, especially since an associate degree will...

Career potential unlimited with Business Office Technology

The Mid-Plains Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Office Technology offers three areas of emphasis: Administrative Assistant, Legal and Medical.  All are two-year programs. In addition to preparing students for their field of study, the programs teach communication, computer applications and general and specific office tasks, which are beneficial to any...

Bridge Grant Program opens doors

Mid-Plains Community College wants everyone to have the opportunity to go to college if they would like to do so. The Bridge Grant Program is one way to make that happen. The idea behind the program is to prepare adults for entry or re-entry into the workforce by teaching them specific skill sets that improve their chances of obtaining employment or increasing wages. [caption...

Internships promote personal growth

Sometimes students learn just as much outside the classroom as in it.  That’s the idea behind the internships required of business students at Mid-Plains Community College.  “The internship is one of the best things the students do,” said Cathy Nutt, business instructor. “They have to get a job and work with someone in a business area, and that experience is...
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PBL puts classroom skills into practice

The Mid-Plains Community College chapters of Phi Beta Lambda are part of the largest student business organization in the world. PBL has over 10,000 members and more than 500 chapters nationwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together through innovative leadership and career development programs.  “PBL gives students the opportunity to practice and fine-tune skills...
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