CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) – Clinton Community College is offering new options and degree options to prospective students through its new Career Advancement Center.
Vacant nearly 19 months ago, the facility is now in a new state to help prepare students for the workforce.
A grand opening was held Monday to open the new $40 million facility.
According to Clinton Community College President Brian Kelly, the new facility was designed with students in mind and making sure they get the best education possible.
“The faculty put a lot of time into designing a space that would be the most modern, the most advanced, where students would be learning on the latest equipment,” Kelly said. “We’re excited to get in here and prepare for the industry.”
New labs include a welding lab, an automotive lab, a cooking lab, and a construction lab.
In the welding lab, virtual reality technology is used to give teachers feedback to students and show them exactly what needs to be improved.
Other students are using the new cooking lab to prepare soups and other treats for the open house.
First-year Culinary Arts student, Trinity Heinrich, says she chose Clinton Community College for all the culinary arts programs they offer.
“I chose to come here to have a broader experience in food or cooking,” Heinrich said. “I like cooking and I wanted to learn more and go deeper in the culinary field.”
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