Vocational center leaps forward

Carlos Maia, Alexandria Carrillo and David McAtee

Groundbreaking on the construction of the new Career Technology Center (CTC) at 16th and C streets on Oct. 16 took place with Student Government President Robert Demartini, Citizens Oversight Committee member Rosalie Schwartz, District Chancellor Constance Carroll, City College President Terrence Burgess, District Trustee Rich Grosch and District Vice Chancellor Dave Umstot.

The complex was designed by Carrier-Johnson Architects and employs almost 20 companies in the construction of the environmentally friendly building. The center will include a photovoltaic, using the radiation of the sun’s rays to generate electricity.

The CTC will also house three departments – nursing, cosmetology and photography – as well as the new headquarters for the campus police and a 694-car parking structure.