Oct. 15



Oct. 15, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell


Media alert: Public meeting for new MCC project today at 3:30 p.m.


What: Metropolitan Community College will host a public meeting for the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The open meeting will give the general public, contractors and community members a chance to learn about the project that will transform the Industrial Training Center at the South Omaha Campus into a new facility that will train students for in-demand jobs in the manufacturing field. The meeting will include discussion about the project overview and general scope, general contractor bidding and a timeframe for construction. There will also be time for questions at the end from the public and media. 

When: Monday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: Room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at the College’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. 


Background: The new Center for Advanced Manufacturing will be composed of roughly 30,000 square feet of space and will house programs in Drafting and Design, Industrial and Commercial Trades, Precision Machining Technology, Process Operations Technology and Welding while creating new degree options in the manufacturing field. 


The announcement of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing project is a response to the community’s workforce needs. Additionally, there will be new space for MCC Military/Veterans Services as well as Veterans Upward Bound, a federal TRIO program.


The Center for Advanced Manufacturing will provide future programming for Advanced Manufacturing, Introduction to Robotic Technology, Robotic Maintenance, Industrial Robotic Application, a high school career academy and more. Coordinated program offerings will include lab space for incumbent worker training and manufacturing apprenticeship programs with industry partners. 



Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.