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North Lake College Opens New Workforce Development Center

IRVING, Texas.  February 4, 2009 — North Lake College has completed construction on a new Workforce Development Center on the college’s Central Campus in Irving.  The center provides dedicated space for state-of-the-industry workforce education and the college’s Continuing Education programs.

Located in the lower level of the NLC Library, the 10,000-square-foot facility features six state-of-the-art classrooms, two computer labs, and a multi-purpose conference room.  The center also houses offices and registration services for Continuing Education.

"This beautiful center will be the hub of activity on the central campus to provide non-credit instruction and corporate and contract training,” said Paul Kelemen, NLC Vice-President for Community & Economic Development.  “North Lake is dedicated to cultivating partnerships with individuals, businesses, and other organizations to build and sustain a strong competitive workforce as part of a vibrant local economy.” 

Workforce education programs offered at NLC include both credit and non-credit career-focused courses designed to train, re-train, or enhance workplace skills as well as customized contract training services to help local businesses train their employees. Continuing Education courses are offered in a variety of subject areas for community members of all ages including youth and senior adults.

The college will officially introduce the new center to the community at a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at the new center. Scheduled speakers include Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District; Dr. Herlinda Glasscock, President, North Lake College; Dr.Paul Kelemen, Vice-President for Community & Economic Development, North Lake College; David Schmid, Senior Vice-President, Health Management Systems; and Barney Henderson, former NLC Workforce Education student.

Call 972-273-3386 or visit for more information.

North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College system without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.