Cuts the Ribbon for the James Kerney Campus Addition
Mercer County Community hosted a grand opening on Feb. 6 for its
new 3,900 foot building addition, which houses new student culinary
labs and campus cafeteria, called The Center City Cafe. The Spiezle
Architecture Group, Inc. of Trenton designed the new addition.
Center City Café will serve as the college's main dining
facility for James Kerney Campus students, faculty and staff.
All food is prepared by culinary students of the Career Training
Institute (CTI) as part of their practicum experience.
The James Kerney Campus is located at 130 North Broad Street in
"We are very excited about our new dining facility,"
said MCCC Vice President and James Kerney Campus Provost Dr. Beverly
A. Richardson. "The completed renovation of our Center City
Café doubles the existing space of our culinary lab and
dining area. With the additional seating capacity and larger kitchen,
more students can sample the cuisine created by fellow students
in the Career Training Institute's culinary program. The Café
also provides an area for students to socialize in a college environment."
Career Training Institute (CTI) at MCCC's James Kerney Campus
provides 30-week training programs in culinary technology and
the ribbon to open The Center City Cafe are MCCC Vice President
Beverly Richardson, President Patricia C. Donohue, Trenton Mayor
Douglas Palmer, and MCCC Executive Dean Diane Campbell.
work in the new culinary training kitchen.
who complete a CTI program receive employability skills training and
are helped to find employment. CTI students can earn college credit
for certain classes, and have the opportunity to make a seamless transition
into an associate degree program at MCCC. More photos here.
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