Photos are artist rendition and subject to change
During construction the Library and Testing Center located on the second floor will remain open to the public. A temporary walkway has been construction to allow students, faculty and staff safe access to the elevator during the course of this project.
VOLT Center – Workforce Development
Craven Community College Workforce Development (WFD) will use a portion of the space as a Regional Workforce Development Training Center. WFD will offer hands-on training, certifications and other classes at the VOLT Center in areas such as small engine repair, manufacturing, and food service.
Mark Stevens, City Manager for the City of New Bern, said the VOLT center will, “facilitate business growth and retention for the City of New Bern”. The VOLT center ground breaking marks the beginning of a training center and Makerspace for the community. The facility will contain training areas for Craven Community College’s Workforce Development programs, an incubation kitchen, and Makerspace where individuals can come together to share ideas, experience, and projects.
The new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Building will be located on the Havelock Campus. It will provide the infrastructure needed to educate and prepare students for high-demand, STEM-related careers. J.K.F. Architecture has been hired to create the plans for the new STEM building.
Godwin Memorial Library
The Testing Center has been set up for universal access. Wide aisles and ample space between computer tables allow students, faculty, staff and guests to maneuver comfortable between tables. Each computer station includes an adjustable height monitor. The individual testing and study rooms offer adjustable lighting to accommodate a wide range of individuals and motion sensors can automatically turn lights on and off.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The ribbon cutting for both the Godwin Memorial Library and the Testing Center was held on February 5, 2018. There were many community members, faculty, staff and students in attendance. Jon and Karen Segal graciously donated the statue, “Two Kids on a Bench”, by Max Turner. The statue was placed outside the library entrance and unveiled during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Staats, Bill Taylor, Jon Segal and Theron McCabe, cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the Library and Testing Center.