Lewis County's JCC Center Takes Shape

Lewis County's JCC Center Takes Shape

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The frame is up and workers are braving the weather to finish building Jefferson Community College's new education center in Lewis County.

"The HVAC duct work has been put in place and is hanging. We have our bathrooms that are being put together with all of our plumbing. Our electric is also being put in, all of the overhead," said Frank Pace, planning director. 

The outline of the classrooms, conference room, and other areas also taking shape.

Pace says the steel siding and roofing still need to go up and then crews will finish up the inside of the building.

"Then they'll start with more definition on the interior of the rooms with drywall," he said.

The building is on schedule to be completed by January 1 and open for the spring semester, which starts in February. Now it's just a matter of making sure there are students in those classrooms.

"JCC is currently working on enrollment, working on getting their marketing materials out to start spreading the word about the types of classes that are going to be here," said Lewis County Manager Ryan Piche.

The education center will focus on workforce development in Lewis County, which includes having programs on agriculture, hi-tech manufacturing, and forestry.

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