Western Technical College cuts ribbon on newly renovated Kumm Center

Western Technical College is celebrating the official opening of one of its new facilities on campus.

Renovations and expansions to the Kumm Center were recently finished as part of the college’s Vision 2020 project.

While classes have been using the new spaces since January, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning allowing members of the community to see the improvements firsthand.

Western’s Dean of Public Health and Safety says the expanded space allows them to get more students into their programs and eventually into the workforce.

“The new facilities have allowed us to ramp up and expand capacity, not only in our health labs but we have a wait list for some programs. The expanded capacity in those labs have sort of opened the door to allow students to get into our programs faster,” said Western’s Dean of Health & Public Safety Diane Osterhause Neefe.

The remodeling of the Kumm Center was the last facilities project that was part of a 2012 referendum.