Ten-year ribbon cutting ceremony for Clark College at Columbia Tech Center to be held on Mon., Oct. 14
VANCOUVER — Clark College is celebrating a decade of serving eastern Clark County at its Clark College at Columbia Tech Center (CTC) location with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Mon., Oct. 14. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the building’s entry area.
There will be informal tours of the building starting at 3:00 p.m. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will officiate a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Clark College President Sandra Fowler-Hill and Clark College Associated Student President Evans Kaame will make brief remarks joined by local elected officials and community business leaders. As is the chamber’s tradition, a large group photo will be taken at the event to commemorate the milestone.
Clark College at CTC opened its doors to students 10 years ago in fall 2009. The 70,000-square-foot building was built with state funding to meet the needs of the eastern portion of the college’s service district, which includes Clark, Skamania, and western Klickitat counties. The college’s first LEED Gold-certified building includes classrooms, an information commons, a demonstration kitchen, and a 3,420-square-foot event space. Additionally, the building houses the lab for the college’s highly successful Mechatronics program.
This year, the college refocused the building to create a hub for business education, headquartering its non-credit Economic and Community Development program there as well as several college-credit business degree and certificate programs. Additionally, the college expanded the range of courses offered that qualify for Running Start credit, allowing more high school students from the eastern portion of the college’s service district a convenient way to take advantage of this great Washington state program.
This event is free and open to the public. Clark College at CTC is located at 18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd., in Vancouver. Maps and directions are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), prior to the event.
About Clark College
Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 11,500 students per quarter, Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest public institution of higher education. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver.
Information provided by Clark College Communications.