A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the new Donald E. Nielsen Career and Technical Training Center in West Point.
Mayor Marlene Johnson said she is proud of the partnership that will lead to more educational opportunities for area high school students, adult learners, and business and industry that will be centralized in the new Donald E. Nielsen Career and Technical Training Facility, to be constructed just north of the city’s Nielsen Community Center.
It will be owned by the City of West Point while Northeast Community College will lease the facility where career and technical education classes will be conducted. Health sciences classes will be held in Northeast’s wing of the nearby Nielsen Community Center.
One of the speakers at today’s ceremony was Joe Peitzmeier, director of Pathways 2 Tomorrow.