MCCC 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.

The 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 downtown Trenton.
"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."

The Career Training Institute (CTI) at MCCC's James Kerney Campus provides 30-week training programs in culinary technology and office automation.

Cutting 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.
Students work in the new culinary training kitchen.

Those 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.

The Career Training Institute

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