Workforce Center Open House

The Doña Ana Community College Workforce Center (WFC) will host an open house featuring activities and programs for students, potential students and business professionals on August 5, 2016.

The open house will feature free hot dogs, a tiny house, a semi-tractor trailer, a new ceramics kiln, 3-D printers, flight simulators, adult education, the Center for Career and Student Success, community education and small business development services.

“We invite everyone to come and see what is new at WFC,” said Dean of Advanced Technology Saundra Castillo. “For those looking for a new exciting career, come learn about degree programs including, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Building Construction and more.”

Some of the featured activities and displays include the first tiny house constructed in Las Cruces by Building Construction students and staff, the new Ceramics Laboratory which will be installing a new kiln for students interested in making pottery, a flight simulator used by the aerospace technology program, 3-D printers used by the manufacturing technology program, the opportunity to take a big-rig selfie in one of the trucks used in the Commercial Driving License program, a video on success in the new economy by the Center for Career and Student Success, displays of the kids college, learning in retirement, customized  training and much more. Spaceport America will also have a display at the event.

Giveaways include a raffle for a new dog house and cutting boards built by Building Construction, a steel art wall sculpture made by the Welding program, and noted Santa Fe artist Amado Peña posters and tiles.

The event will take place on Friday, August 5 from 3 to 6 pm at the Workforce Center 2345 East Nevada.

The tiny house is 240 square feet. It includes a living room, kitchen, loft bedroom, bathroom with a shower, composting toilet, air conditioner, heater, appliances, spray foam insulation, snap lock flooring, metal roof and will have gray water as effluent.