DUNN - Central Carolina Community College is hopeful to begin selected programs in Fall 2015 at its new Dunn Center.
The college is one of over 22 organizations involved in the renovation of the buildings located at the former Harnett County Training School, which has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
"I think it's a terrific opportunity for all parties concerned, for the college, for the community, for the city," said CCCC Trustee Clem Medley. "It just opens up a world of opportunities to do a lot of different things."
Medley said the new facility provides an opportunity to become the focal point of a variety of activities around the city for many different citizens.
CCCC would use four areas of the renovated school property:
"I do think that this will be not only an educational opportunity for the college, but a true community asset," said CCCC President Dr. Bud Marchant.
CCCC Harnett Provost Bill Tyson said the college has been interested in providing opportunities in the Dunn area. "When this came along, this is just what we needed in terms of what we as a college want to do for our students in this area and for the community as well," he said.
Tyson noted that the project is progressing and is hopeful the college can provide selected programs in the fall.
"I think the contractor and everybody has worked really hard to keep things on target," said Medley. "They've really done a good job."
Dunn Assistant City Manager Steven Neuschafer said it took the city nearly six years to organize and facilitate the ability to do this project through various sources. "I know the council is very excited about it," said Neuschafer. "It's really a great thing for us."
Other aspects of the project include the renovation and building of affordable senior apartments, as well as renovated space for the Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League and Dunn Senior Center.
For more information about Central Carolina Community College, visit www.cccc.edu.
CCCC President Dr. Bud Marchant (left) and CCCC Trustee Clem Medley survey one of the areas in the Education Building that will house college classes at the former Harnett County Training School site in Dunn.
The Central Carolina Culinary Institute will occupy this area that is being renovated at the former Harnett County Training School site in Dunn.
Work is under way on this area of The Enrichment Center building that will house the CCCC barbering program.
This hallway that is being renovated is located in the Education Building, which will house CCCC programs in Dunn.
This area that is being renovated will be the entrance area for the Education Building that will house CCCC programs in Dunn.
The greenhouse area will be available for Sustainable Agriculture classes as well as provide freshly grown produce for the Culinary Arts program in Dunn.