The Volt Center, located near downtown New Bern, is our workforce development training center that offers hands-on learning in various trades. Here, you’ll find programs that are constantly evolving to meet the latest needs in our community.

Classes on this campus include:

The Volt Center is also the site of our law enforcement simulation training, as well as our Small Business Center and community makerspace.


Built in 1947, the 7,500-square-foot facility was originally used as an electric plant before undergoing its latest transformation. Renovation at the 4.6-acre site includes parking upgrades, as well as building updates such as four expandable classrooms, a large conference room, office space, and a lab area with an open floor concept that provides an ideal training space.

Beginning in 2015 through a collaboration between Craven Community College, City of New Bern, Craven 100 Alliance, Craven County, Golden Leaf Foundation, Harold H. Bate Foundation, and U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Volt Center is a testament to the region’s dedication to creating an economically thriving future.

Business Hours

Regular Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Summer Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Our Volt Center campus offers free public parking in Lot 1. Parking stickers are not required.

Contact Information

Volt Center Campus
205 First Street
New Bern, NC 28562
252-514-9480 (Fax) 

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