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.


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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