SCC to Break Ground For Industrial Technologies Training Center, November 21


Keokuk, IA- Southeastern Community College (SCC) will host a ground breaking ceremony for its new Industrial Technologies Training Center on Friday, November 21 at 3:00pm on the Keokuk campus.

The projected $4.2 million facility will feature two spacious learning labs equipped with specialized training tools in robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, CNC, PLC, pipe-fitting, HVAC and welding. The center will also house multipurpose computer labs with design and equipment maintenance software.

Some site work will take place yet this fall. Full scale construction is set to begin in March.

SCC President, Dr. Michael Ash, says the new building will allow SCC to expand industrial training programs- including focused, short-term training, specialized certificate training, and full-scale diploma and degree programs.

“We’re determined to give students the chance to improve their lives, to help businesses train the skilled workers they need to be competitive. We want to give our region a highly skilled workforce that will encourage existing businesses to expand and new businesses to set up shop in our region.”

The center is just one slice of the college’s four-phase “Building the Dream” comprehensive infrastructure expansion initiative.

Dr. Ash says SCC is very excited to continue offering the Southeast Iowa Region a high quality education for an affordable price. “We have a quality institution right in our back yard that’s affordable and accessible. Thousands of families in the Great River Region rely on SCC to provide opportunities for a quality college education.  The more options we can provide to these students, the more likely they will be to choose SCC and then make their home here afterward.”

The event is free and open to the public.

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