“We want to do whatever we can to support our community. We want to be our community’s college.”
With those words Enterprise State Community College President Matt Rodgers welcomed the Enterprise City Council to a council work session held March 4 at the college’s Multipurpose Room.
Rodgers told the council that the renovated multipurpose room is part of the more than $7.5 million renovations taking place on the college’s Enterprise and Ozark Campuses.
The college is expanding its mission, Rogers said. “For a long time we have focused strictly on the academic transfer student.
“People looked at me like I was crazy when I said we were going to put a (Commercial Drivers License) program at the the Ozark campus but the No. 1 job that is needed right now is CDL truck drivers,” Rodgers said. “Our job is to provide a well trained work force. That is our commitment to you every single day.
“In creating employees to fill the industry needs, a successful journey will not always end in Enterprise but we can make sure it starts here,” Rodgers told the council. “We’re continuing to build a career technical education by responding to regional industry needs allowing for a broader range of skills.”
“In 1965 we made a promise to this community to be a catalyst for change in the Wiregrass,” Rodgers said. “Half a century later our roots are secure and expanding throughout the Wiregrass and our branches stretching to new heights.
“Whether it is through academics, liberal arts or athletics, we offer direct pathways to continued career opportunities,” Rodgers said. “It’s an honor to work alongside of you as we work to advance the City of Progress.”