Wilkes Community College held the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ashe Campus Expansion yesterday, August 8.

The over 30,000-square-foot facility will expand opportunities for students in Ashe County and the service area to include criminal justice, Associate in Science degree, horticulture, and HVAC.

The expansion will include additional classroom space, expanded computer labs, state-of-the-art technology which will include a healthcare simulation lab and much more.

The Ashe Campus Expansion is projected to cost $12 million and construction is expected to be completed in 2021.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Allison Phillips at 336-868-6491, visit us at www.wilkescc.edu/giving, or send a check to Ashe Campus Campaign, PO BOX 504, Jefferson, N.C., 28640.