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Plans for two Kaua’i Community College learning centers – one of the facilities
new, the other one in the process of expanding – is a reflection of what’s
happening on the island in terms of business and job growth.
leaders want Kaua’i to pursue more business and employment in high-tech
industries as a way of diversifying the local economy. Coming along at the
right time, then, is KCC’s new 14,025 square feet of technology center. The
building will house classes and projects in energy technology, biotechnology,
computers and multimedia.
The technology center is expected to be finished
within the next 18 months, as is an expansion of the college’s culinary arts
center. The latter will nearly double in size, going from just under 7,000
square feet to 12,319 square feet, and will be able to accommodate more
students. That’s significant because food preparation is an important part of
Kauai’s service and hospitality industries, and for people looking for a career
in those fields, the college is a good place to start or become more marketable
On an overall scale, KCC is an integral part of the island’s
economic structure. Courses and training offered by the school can give
Kauaians a solid base for learning new skills, polishing old ones and exploring
potential careers. And building the new technology center and expanding the
culinary arts center will make the college even more prominent in its dual
roles as a place of knowledge and an economic building block.
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