The Adams County Board of County Commissioners and Holly Johnson, director of the Adams County Economic and Community Development office applied for funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the construction of Adams County Training Center and were awarded $500,000.
The training center will be in a renovated 15,100 sq. ft. former grocery store in West Union. Renovations will include new electric, plumbing, and HVAC to support office, classroom, and lab space. This will help Adams County’s economic outlook by offering programs in welding, computer numeric controlled (CNC) programing, licensed practical nurse (LPN) training, and nursing assistant classes.
These four programs will provide necessary training for the existing workforce. The Adams County Training Center will be an important asset to the community while fulfilling the goal of supporting the local economy to attract new development through a viable workforce.