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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: CALEB POLLARD (308) 728-7875

(Ord, Neb.) – Central Community College will be expanding its educational services in the Ord area this fall. In partnership with the Greater Loup Valley Activities, Inc (GLVA) and Valley County Economic Development (VCED), CCC will begin construction on classrooms and an expanded learning center at the end of October.

Along with expanded educational opportunities, more extensive partnerships with economic development will be implemented over the next year. A federal grant was submitted for the creation of a rural entrepreneurship academy, that if awarded, would be developed in 2010.

“This announcement is a tremendous economic development opportunity for Valley County and central Nebraska. Education and advanced economic opportunities go hand in hand, and we’re thrilled to be working in partnership with CCC,” said VCED Executive Director Caleb Pollard. “GLVA was instrumental in this effort and without their involvement this project would have never moved forward in 2009. Without GLVA, there would be no expanded learning center in Ord.”

“We’ve had a strong presence in Ord for a long time, thanks to such partners as the Ord Township Library and Valley County Hospital,” said Karin Rieger, associate dean of Extended Learning Services at Central Community College-Columbus. “We’re excited about this new opportunity to meet the diverse educational needs of people living in the Ord area by providing career and technical training, academic and career planning services, professional and continuing education classes; and easier access to higher education. We’re looking forward to taking our services to a whole new level while still being able to offer quality education at an affordable price.”

Lu Lansman, business development and education coordinator, will play a key role in the expansion of services in the area. For more information about educational opportunities, contact her at llansman@frontier.com or 308-728-7875.

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Written by Caleb

October 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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