FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2015
Guilford Technical Community College held a building dedication ceremony on Wednesday, June 10 for its Business and Industry (B&I) Building and Conference Center on the college’s Donald W. Cameron Campus, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax, N.C. William Collins, Assistant Secretary of the Division of Workforce Solutions for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, was the keynote speaker.
This is the first building to be constructed on the 102-acre Donald W. Cameron Campus — GTCC’s fifth campus, which opened in August 2014.
The 94,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification and features a variety of green-building practices and design including day lighting, which reduces the need for electric lighting with natural light; use of low-emitting materials such as paints and carpeting to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants; and environmentally responsible certified wood products throughout the facility.
The $48 million B&I Building houses a modern Conference Center with a 250-capacity auditorium; a catering kitchen; a model warehouse featuring the latest distribution equipment; flexible lab space to accommodate training for new, existing and expanding industries; and seven general purpose classrooms.
In addition, the Cameron Campus is home to the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics (NCCGL), a collaborative effort between GTCC and Davidson County Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College and Randolph Community College. NCCGL focuses on developing a highly trained workforce for the logistics and supply chain industry and provides education, workforce development and advisory services to individuals and businesses. It strives to meet the needs of both manufacturing and logistics companies regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Cameron Campus offers Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates in Global Logistics Technology, Computer Technology Integration — Database Management Emphasis, and Computer Information Technology. In addition, Corporate and Continuing Education offers courses in Computer Technology Training, Corporate Training, Real Estate Training, and OSHA Forklift Operator Training.
A panel discussion on the major issues facing the Global Logistics industry followed the dedication ceremony. Moderated by , executive director of the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics, the panel featured Collins as well as Mike Herman, president of Best Logistics Group, Inc.; Rick Moss, director of Distribution at Harris Teeter; and Brigadier General Kenneth Beard, assistant adjutant general, North Carolina National Guard.
Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
— Carla Kucinski/GTCC