MCCTC to Build $1.1M Energy Training Center

CANFIELD, Ohio – Ground will be broken next week for a $1.1 million expansion of the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center that will provide an advanced energy training students.

The project, to be known as the Innovative Energy Technology and Workforce Training, was approved Tuesday by the MCCTC board. The approval follows nearly 18 months of planning, according to a news release announcing the project.

The new facility, referred to as the “Energy Center,” will be an adaptable hub of technological training for MCCTC high school, adult career center and Valley Stem students. The goal is to train students in traditional and progressive energy systems and upskill existing workers across the Mahoning Valley.

 “It’s perfect timing for this project and will enable the Career Center to continue to support workforce training needs of our region,” says John Zehentbauer, MCCTC superintendent. 

Planned training courses include teaching students how to install and maintain electric vehicle charging stations, EV maintenance and training to gain experience in understanding and working with traditional and non-traditional power systems and associated fields.

Zehentbauer credits the project coming together to “the amount of collaboration and support from so many partners at the local and regional level.”

Construction funding comes from a combination of local, capital budget and county dollars. he says.

J. Herbert Construction Co. is the general contractor.

Pictured at top: Rendering of the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center.

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