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CPCC set to open new Ballantyne site

CPCC has signed a seven-year lease for space in the Gibson Building, 11430 Community House Road.
CPCC has signed a seven-year lease for space in the Gibson Building, 11430 Community House Road. COURTESY OF CPCC

Central Piedmont Community College will open a new building this month at Ballantyne Corporate Park.

The school has signed a seven-year lease for 10,000 square feet in the Gibson Building, 11430 Community House Road.

CPCC already works with a number of companies in the area through its corporate learning center and Jeff Lowrance, CPCC Public Information Officer, said the new campus will expand those services.

“The Ballantyne area has been one of the fastest growing parts of Mecklenburg County for a number of years. We want to serve all areas of the county and to serve this area better, we feel we need to be located here,” Lowrance said.

He said the new Ballantyne Center will initially concentrate on corporate and continuing education classes, including industry-based certifications, but could expand to other offerings in the future.

“We are starting the center with Corporate and Continuing Education Classes that we think the companies and businesses in the area will be interested in. Then we’ll build on that as we determine demand,” Lowrance said.

He said the flexible, custom programming can be tailored to suit unique group needs and work schedules.

Current offerings include such courses as banking and financial services, computer and information technology, entrepreneurship and small-business human resources, marketing and sales, notary, real estate and appraisal.

Mack McDonald, Associate Dean for Business and Industry Learning, will lead the new campus. For more information on CPCC Ballantyne, visit www.cpcc.edu/campuses/ballantyne or call McDonald at 704-330-4286.

Melinda Johnston is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Melinda? Email her at m.johnston@carolina.rr.com.

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