SCC president addresses trade facility delays

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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The trades facility under construction at Stanly Community College has hit some delays, according to the school’s president.

Enamait gave an update during a recent meeting of the Stanly County Economic Development Commission.

Enamait said the Charlotte area, including Stanly, is one of the worst in the nation in terms of economic mobility “as it relates to citizens being able to receive training, do better and increase their earning potential.”

When planning for new programs, Enamait said, the idea for the new trades facility building came out of what “went into the rationale” behind the facility’s new construction.

He said the timeline “has been pushed back a little bit,” with the building’s completion expected to be in the early part of 2024. The first academic classes, he added, would probably happen in the fall 2024 semester.

The SCC president said several reasons have delayed the facility, including issues with the supply chain.

“Supply chain issues can have a potential to develop into having to consider alternate building components, which necessitate engineering review, etc.,” Enamait said in an email to The Stanly News & Press. “SCC is looking forward to the trades facility. It will allow the college to expand the programs being offered in the construction trades, which will lead to good-paying careers for graduates.”

Enamait said the school is looking to move the current Basic Law Enforcement Training school from West Main Street.

“We’re looking to get (students) out of that facility, so we are looking at a potential new facility for public safety, or the AMIT building,” Enamait said, referring to the Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology building at the bottom of the campus.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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