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CBC dedicates new building

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PASCO, Wash. -- It took nearly two years to complete, but technical education students at Columbia Basin College now have a new building.

Students, faculty, and community members celebrated the dedication of the Center for Career and Technical Education building.

The $20 million dollar facility will house a variety of programs including manufacturing, welding,  and automotive technology. Students say they're impressed.

"Being a first year student, this building is tremendous it provides us with spacious areas so we can further our education," says CBC student David Kangar.

The new facility has been years in the making for the college explains CBC President Rich Cummings, "the next decade, two decades, half a century from now, there will be all kinds of jobs that we never even heard about. But, this building will be here as part of Columbia Basin College to make sure the community is served."

Students from the automotive and manufacturing program have already moved in. The building is 79,000 square feet. More programs will move into the facility this spring and summer.