New Center for Advanced Training Facility Opens at Valencia College
Since opening on January 8, the new Center for Accelerated Training (CAT) facility at Valencia College’s Osceola Campus offers students access to accelerated skills training programs and nationally recognized industry certifications. Our design for the 14,700-sf center houses short-term training courses to support local workforce needs. This is the third CAT facility to open at Valencia College; we designed the original CAT prototype facility, which opened on the Poinciana Campus in 2017.
The new facility consists of ten classrooms, a computer lab for instruction and hands-on activities, and a large bay area for skills training. Programs include technical training for apartment maintenance, carpentry, clinical medical assisting, core construction, heavy construction equipment, roofing, transportation logistics, and warehouse packaging.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Valencia College and to deliver beautiful and functional facilities that meet the educational needs of its students,” said Principal Nicole Nichols, AIA. “The new CAT facility is designed with a mix of labs, classrooms, and breakout spaces, allowing students to master skillsets necessary to immediately enter the workforce.”
In addition to preparing workers for high-demand careers, the $4.5 million facility also features classrooms to house Valencia’s English programs for non-native speakers, as well as conversational Spanish and Portuguese classes.
“We’re very excited to provide the Osceola County community with a space where students can pursue careers that might lead to higher wage employment,” said Joe Battista, vice president of Global, Professional, and Continuing Education at Valencia College. “These programs provide the adult student an alternative way to attend college in an intensive six to 20 weeks of education and training.”
Q Casino & Resort Expansion Begins in Dubuque, Iowa
Improvements to the resort will transform Schmitt Island into a premier entertainment destination for the community and visitors.
Jessica Bantom Joins DLR Group as Equity, Diversity, and Belonging Leader
Bantom will accelerate DLR Group’s ongoing equity work and collaborate with firm leaders to activate a consistently equitable, diverse, and inclusive design culture.
Pima Community College Cuts Ribbon on Advanced Manufacturing Building
Pima Community College recently opened its new Advanced Manufacturing Building, part of their Center of Excellence for Applied Technology.
Renovations Complete at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment
DLR Group’s renovation work at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment is now complete, bringing the outside in for students.
DLR Group Chosen to Renovate, Expand Historic California Elementary School
In tandem with Bush Construction, DLR Group will renovate and expand historic Richard J. Neutra Elementary School
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Unveils New and Renovated Facilities
The state-of-the-art museum unveiled their newly renovated Visitor Hall, café, educational wings, and more designed to reflect the natural wonders of Ohio.
DLR Group Announces New Marketing Leadership Team
Maggie Flickinger, Tom Mitchell, and Andy Ernsting will each lead distinct aspects and teams within DLR Group’s marketing structure.
In The Media
Spaces4Learning focuses in on Catawba College renovations
Spaces4Learning features renovations done at Catawba College’s Center for the Environment, with insight from Soraya Saffouri.
Two Projects Featured in 2024 Top 50 Destinations List
Travel + Leisure magazine highlights the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Karamu House in the 2024 Top 50 Best Places to Travel list.
Consulting Specifying Engineer
Designing Mission Critical Power Systems
Electrical Engineering Leader Radames Cocco shares technical insights for reliable mission critical power systems in hospitals and data centers.
Design Nerds Anonymous Podcast
Design Nerds Anonymous: Igniting Purpose at Work
Global Interiors Leader Audrey Koehn and Designer Lennis Serrano explore purpose and passion in the workplace on the Design Nerds Anonymous podcast.
Hyperallergic Highlights St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Tour
DLR Group hosted a tour of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church as a part of Open House New York. Hyperallergic shares more on this exciting moment.
Greer Cabaret Theater Changes Scenery for Reopening Performance
The Trib Live highlights Greer Cabaret Theater’s reopening with "tick, tick…BOOM!" after a $6M renovation enhancing guest experiences. Get the details from the Trib Live.
Education Market Association Essentials
Welcome to our Neighborhood: North Kansas City Schools Early Education Center
DLR Group Principal and Design Leader Ian Kilpatrick, AIA, NCARB, dives into how an early education center in Missouri is impacting its students, its community, and early learners around the country.
Cleveland.com celebrates opening of museum’s Visitor’s Hall
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History recently unveiled their renovated Visitor’s Hall, café, gift shop and more.