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 www.northlakecollege.edu 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.