By Todd Wetherington
New Bern (Sun Journal) -Construction on the Volt Center, New Bern’s new workforce development training center, has been tentatively set to begin August 13, according to the city’s Community and Economic Development Manager, Amanda Ohlensehlen.
In June, New Bern Aldermen awarded a contract for rehabilitation and site improvements to the Volt Center to Bruin Builders of New Bern, who came in with the low bid of $2.3 million for the project.
Located at 205 First Street near Lawson Creek Park, the Volt Center’s is a collaboration between the City of New Bern and Craven Community College (CCC). The building, which dates back to 1947, previously housed an electric plant and most recently, the city’s warehouse facility. When completed, the Volt Center will offer courses in skilled trades including plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, small engine repair, welding and electrical.
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