Southeast Community College Board gets look at new Falls City Learning Center

FALLS CITY – The new Falls City Learning Center of Southeast Community College hosted the school’s Board of Governors, Tuesday.
The learning center, across from the Community Medical Center of Falls City, was the last of six learning centers established in SCC’s 15-county service area.
Falls City Learning Center Coordinator Holly Carr says the project has meant more students attending SCC through the center.

"We had more high school students in here as well as providing opportunities for testing in the community. We have our welding facility. When we started out our welding facility, it was completely empty. There was nothing in there but eight large, blue bays. All of the equipment that you see in the welding center...most of it was either donated from area companies and industries or it was from our Nebraska Workforce training initiative grant."

In 2020, the learning center providing a welding certificate program and offers health sciences classes and training….with facilities that allow students to attend classes in-person or by virtual means.

Carr says the financial assistance provided to the center from private sources has been significant.
"Our learning center here is built on a lot of community partnerships. This year, we had community members who just walked into our building with a check...and don't you love people like that. They created a Falls City Learning Center Scholarship."

Carr says the learning center has partnered with Southeast Nebraska Community Action and Falls City EDGE to help provide scholarship support. The center also works with the Community Medical Center.

Recently, Southeast Community College moved its Nebraska City Learning Center to a building newly acquired from Nebraska City Public Schools. The SCC Board of Governors will hold their August meeting, at that facility.