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Groundbreaking launches new era for technical programs at NECC

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Gov. Dave Heineman joined NECC leaders and students to break ground on new Applied Technology building. Gov. Dave Heineman joined NECC leaders and students to break ground on new Applied Technology building.
NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV/US92) -

Officials at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska broke ground on a new Applied Technology building.

The $9.1million project will create a 67,000 square foot facility that will house several areas of study.  Technical programs offered here will include heating and air conditioning, electro engineering and mechanics, wind technology and construction.

NECC President Dr. Michael Chipps said, "An applied technology building, like this, the board members told me, that's what we're really about.  Northeast Community College specifically is very proud of its technological history. This is just another statement about what it means to have technical programs at this college."

College officials, community members and even Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman spoke to the importance of this new facility.

"This is a significant event.  It's a step forward in terms of technology, building trades, construction trades, everything that we're going to offer to these students.  The community colleges are the closest colleges we have in this state related to businesses," said Gov. Heineman.

The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

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