The three buildings on Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus gleam with newness and light, the result of a $90 million investment in the two-year college’s future.
The buildings, which just opened for the new school year, include areas for basic student services and tutoring, large spaces for corporate test projects, and labs for hands-on training in construction trades.
A key mission is to train students in trades, such as welding and plumbing, for which there is demand. The $45 million provided for the work by the private sector offers testimony to the need and opportunity for skilled workers. The rest is college money.