CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – A new innovative technology center will open at the Mahoning County Career and Technology Center (MCCTC) in Canfield.
Board members approved a $1.1 million expansion of the Energy Technology and Workforce Training Center and awarded the construction contract to J. Herbert Construction. October will usher in a breakthrough. 18.
The new facility will be called the Energy Center and will serve as the school’s technical training center, targeting both traditional and advanced energy systems, and “elevating” and innovating the training of workers across the valley, according to administrators.
Superintendent John Zehentbauer said construction funding came from local, capital budget and county commissioner funds.
“This is the perfect timing for this project, which will allow the Career Center to continue to support our region’s workforce training needs,” he said.
The planned training courses include teaching students how to install and maintain electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, electric vehicle maintenance, and training to gain experience in understanding and using traditional and non-traditional power systems and related fields.
The Commissioner recently awarded MCCTC $218,000 to install new electric vehicle charging stations available to students and the surrounding community.