Friday 18 Oct 2019

WCC Breaks Ground For New Facility (PHOTOS)

For the first time in over a decade, a major construction project will change the landscape at Wayne Community College.

The college held a groundbreaking Monday morning for its new Automotive and Collision Repair Building.

WCC President Dr. Thomas A. Walker Jr. says the college’s automotive programs are in demand.

Dr. Walker says this is just the first phase of a larger plan which will lead to the construction of an Advanced Manufacturing Center at WCC.

Funding for the $7 million project came from WCC’s allotment from the Connect NC Bond that voters approved in 2016, as well as county funds and a donation designated for “equipment and student enhancement” from the Foundation of WCC.

Bulldozers and excavators plan to begin work on the site next week Monday.

The new 34,000 square foot Automotive and Collision Repair Building is scheduled to open by WCC’s fall 2020 semester.


  1. Joey says:

    These type classes need to be offered in high school. There are a lot of kids/parents that can not afford to attend college courses. When I was in high school in the 70s, classes like woodworking, welding,sheet metal, auto mechanic, drafting, and machine shop. Some of these courses are still running. IF they were offered in more high school there would be fewer kids committing crimes or living on the streets. Employment figures would be up and unemployment figures would be down. Today’s teachers complain they do not make enough money, but offer their children absolutely nothing they can use in their future. Put these classes back where they belong!

    • Waynecountynative says:

      Every high school student in a North Carolina public school can takes these community college courses for free while they’re in high school. I’m not sure that most people know that. As for the current offerings in high schools, you can thank the current lot of state legislators for that. They make those rules, not your local school’s teachers.


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