Established in 1964, Monroe County Community College (MCCC) is a public, two-year institution that aims to provide a variety of higher education opportunities to enrich the lives of the residents of Monroe County. As its vision, the college aspires to be Monroe County residents’ first choice for higher education. The college offers associate degrees and certificate programs for career preparation, as well as for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. It also provides training and retraining opportunities for business and industry, professional and personal enrichment programs, and other events and activities to promote the educational, economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the county and its citizens. Four-year and postgraduate degrees are available right on the MCCC campus through Siena Heights University and Eastern Michigan University.
Barry Kinsey is the Director of Workforce Development at Monroe Community College. Kinsey brings previous experiences in technical sales, economic development and community planning to his appointment at Monroe. In his role at the Office of Corporate & Community Services, Mr. Kinsey coordinates with area employers to train existing employees and hire and retain qualified employees. He also works with students, alumni, and Monroe residents in locating employment opportunities in the Monroe area.
Mr. Kinsey holds a Bachelor of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University, as well as, a Master of Science with a concentration in Land Use Planning from the same institution. In addition to serving on the WIN board, Mr. Kinsey is also a board member for the Community Foundation of Monroe County. He is a lifelong resident of Monroe County and has three adult children.