Metropolitan Community College opens new automotive training center | Education

The Metropolitan Community College has opened its new automotive training center, a two-story, $ 32 million academic facility on the South Omaha campus, near 27th and Q streets.

This approximately 100,000 square foot facility houses the Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision Technology programs in addition to the Toyota T-Ten program.

The Automotive Training Center is designed to train highly skilled workers for the automotive industry, an area facing labor shortages. MCC has worked with local businesses such as Baxter, Woodhouse, Jensen Tire and Auto, and many more. The facility is a 50:50 public-private partnership, funded by college funds and generous donations from the business and philanthropic community.

Students started using the Automotive Training Center at the start of the fall 2021 term.

The building is outfitted with additional labs, classrooms and convertible study spaces with plenty of natural light, helping to remove the dark and lackluster stigma sometimes associated with the auto industry.

To learn more about MCC’s automotive programs, visit

Milton S. Rodgers

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