Miles Community College Learning Center was recently announced as a recipient of the 2021 Education Technology Grants funded by Mid-Rivers Communication. The MCC Learning Center received $2,500 to use for the purchase of Chromebooks, Essential Education software, and outreach for adult education.
The Learning Center offers resources for a large portion of Southeast Montana for both adult and non-traditional learners, along with MCC students. Services include free one-on-one tutoring, high school equivalency education, English as a Second Language, all of which are available to both MCC students and area community members.
With the help from current MCC Graphic and Web Design Students through video editing courses offered at the college, the Learning Center submitted an informational video along with their application. Their submission was one of 13 applicants who were chosen for the tech grants awarded by Mid-Rivers, totaling $65,500 overall.
“We are so thankful for this opportunity,” says Anne Anderson, Director of Student Success and Retention. “These grants help purchase equipment and give our students additional resources for studying and succeeding in their courses and programs.”
The Mid-Rivers Educational Technology grants are awarded to educational facilities, including private, public, and home schools, as well as non-profit entities with an educational mission benefitting members and customers within the Mid-Rivers service area.
Founded in 1939, Miles Community College (MCC) was established as the first community college in the state of Montana. Nestled in the heart of Miles City, the two-year college offers a bustling campus with on-site housing, a full athletic program, and a state-of-the-art Ag Advancement Center and offers quality programs including nursing/healthcare, agriculture & equine studies, business, information technology, education, and more.