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Enrollment in welding courses is on the rise at Black Hawk College in Kewanee to accommodate, construction for a new, 15-thousand-square-foot facility will start later this month.

The college hosted a groundbreaking, or snow-breaking, ceremony for the new center. The building will have three labs one of which is virtual.
     
Students say they look forward to developing their welding skills with the new equipment.

"There's some things machines can't do, and you need a welder that can perform just as good or better than the machine," student Jason Knight said. 

"It allows us to create learning opportunities for students who have an interest in career programs as well as displaced workers who are looking to change careers and continue to provide livable wages for their families," Black Hawk College's Chanda Dowell said.

Black Hawk College staff say that the new facility is being constructed with a regional focus- but that greater the aim is to get students prepared no matter where they end up.

 

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