Latonia’s new Enzweiler Building Institute unveiled to the public at ribbon-cutting ceremony

Kenton Hornbeck
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After months of anticipation, Latonia’s Enzweiler Building Institute is finally open to the public.

Classes officially began on Jan. 31, just six days after the City of Covington hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening.

The “Covington Campus” offers programs focused on carpentry, welding, electricity, HVAC and plumbing. In total, investment in the project was over $1.3 million.

“We look for opportunities here in Covington to give our residents the opportunity to access training that gets them into high-wage, high-growth sectors in the economy,” Covington Mayor Joe Meyer said at a groundbreaking ceremony last Sept. 12. “What is more natural than the construction industry?”

The 10,500-square-foot campus, located at 3901 Winston Ave., features combination classrooms with hands-on laboratories that house the electric, HVAC and plumbing programs.

Classes will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Most courses can be attended two nights a week, while some accelerated options are available. Registration for this semester’s classes ended on Jan. 31.

Program certificates take one to four years to obtain, with tuition ranging from $2,625 to $3,775 per academic year depending on the program and what year the student is in.

The campus is located along the TANK bus route while also being within walking distance of many Covington high school students.

With the Enzweiler Building Institute Covington Campus, the City of Covington wanted to accomplish four goals:

  • Target chronic unemployment by “skilling up” Covington’s workforce.
  • Improve accessibility to skills training for residents of the city’s urban core.
  • Help the construction industry fill a critical need for skilled workers.
  • Continue the transformation of the Latonia Plaza shopping center located along the Winston Highway.
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