Trenholm ribbon cutting and culinary school move

Wednesday was a big day for Trenholm State Technical College.  First a ribbon cutting unveiling a newly renovated building.  Trenholm and Montgomery officials cut the ribbon on the renovated state of the art emergency medical services building.  Besides the building the school also purchased new equipment for students to train on.

The EMT program continues to expand, it now has 116 students.  "When something happens in the city of Montgomery or the River Region these people are the first ones are on the spot and we train them right here at Trenholm and we are proud of that training," says Trenholm President Sam Munnerlyn.

Federal funds paid for the $950,000 renovation.

Trenholm is also moving its culinary arts program.  They are now located in the Regions bank building downtown.

Department officials say being downtown offers new possibilities.  Starting in February the unit will open once a week for lunch and will eventually expand its offerings.  "With our downtown lunches, again we want to say we're not competitive we simply want to give our students enough training, enough experience so they are valuable to you as an employee," says Director of Culinary Arts Mary Anne Campbell.

They will also start a coffee bar in the mornings in February.