Metropolitan Community College opens its new Automotive Training Center, a two-story, $32 million academic facility on the South Omaha Campus near 27th and Q streets.
The 100,000 square-foot facility houses the Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Technology programs.
Administrators say the Automotive Training Center is designed to turn out highly skilled workers for the automotive industry, which faces worker shortages.
They say they worked with Omaha-area auto-related companies in developing the facility in a 50:50 public-private partnership.
“The Automotive Training Center is built to replicate what our students see in the modern industry. It is designed to mimic a high-production facility, and the college has invested in new equipment that meets manufacturer recommendations. It’s unlike anything in the United States at the community college level, and we are very lucky to be part of the new building,” said Joe Baker, MCC Auto Collision Technology instructor.
Students began using the Automotive Training Center at the start of this 2021 Fall Quarter.
(Picture from Metropolitan Community College)