Summer 2008 |
MCC´s Fremont Area Center added some new residents to their building
this spring when Nebraska Workforce Development moved into the first floor.
The move was done in late April, and the new office was open and ready for
action on April 28. Many factors took a part in the move. The Workforce
Investment Act federal legislation that passed several years ago encouraged One
Stop Career Centers. This emphasis and a need for more space lead Workforce
Development to look for an opportunity in Fremont for several years.
"We are very excited to be in the same location as (MCC),"
said Nebraska Workforce Development regional manager Bonnie McPhillips.
"One of our most important partners is our local community colleges, and
we are very excited that MCC wanted us to be a part of their center. We know
that (MCC) took a risk in purchasing this building, and we wanted to be a part
of their future plans for this center.´
The College has a history as a training provider for Workforce Development
clients, partnering with the organization to train workers seeking employment
and updating skills for workers looking to keep up with current trends and
"By having MCC and Workforce Development in the same building, it
makes training and education more readily available and accessible for
everyone," said Todd Hansen, executive director of the Fremont Area
Center. Hansen is planning for the Fremont Area Center to partner with
Workforce Development for a job fair within the next nine months.