A day of celebration for The Forge in Jefferson
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
A brief ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday afternoon at Accenture’s Forge in Jefferson kicked off a grand opening celebration attended by hundreds of people from Jefferson, Greene County, across Iowa and across the country.
Participating in the ribbon cutting were (from left) Jefferson mayor Craig Berry, Chris Deal, Chad Jerdee and Linc Kroeger (hidden).
At a program about coding and software development training opportunities
The ribbon cutting was followed by tours of the building and informational sessions in the Sierra Community Theatre targeting students, parents and school staff, about the opportunities available to learn computer software coding through Des Moines Area and Iowa Central community colleges and Accenture’s four-month training program.
Two informational sessions were held, with about 75 persons attending the first.
A treat for local residents was a virtual tour in the theatre’s lower level Business Centre of the regional career academy and new high school now under construction on North Grimmell Road at Highway 30. The virtual tour was created and hosted by OPN Architects, the company that designed the building.