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Barton Community College to host ribbon cutting for plumbing, carpentry and welding shop

carpentry shop with wood
The Barton Carpentry shop area.

October 4, 2022
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College will celebrate the completion of the carpentry, plumbing and welding shop in conjunction with the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 in rooms T173-174. There will be brief comments, light refreshments and tours of the facility.

Executive Director of Workforce Training and Economic Development Mary Foley said the new shop gives students ample space to get hands-on experience with a variety of tools and workstations.

“Our goal is to get our students prepared to handle real-life situations so that they can hit the ground running when they graduate and get out into the workforce and make a difference,” she said.

For more information, contact Foley at or (620) 792-9278.