ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- School leaders broke ground on a new campus building at Piedmont Virginia Community College on Tuesday morning. 

It's a move to prepare PVCC for the future and the school is very excited and anxious to get started.

PVCC hosted a gathering to celebrate the beginning of construction for the Woodrow W. Bolick Advanced Technology and Student Success Center.   

Donors and faculty were there talking about the plan for the building.

"It will house new technology programs in robotics, advanced manufacturing, and cybersecurity. Programs like that," said PVCC President Dr. Frank Friedman.

It will also house the school's admission, advising, career services, and financial offices.

Additionally, students will find a cafeteria and other places where they can stay connected to the community.

"And that's what this is all about and this is what this building is about. Creating this workforce here in Charlottesville," said donor Jim Stultz.

The building will also be the first 100 percent alternative energy, or net-zero, building in the Virginia Community College system and one of the few in the state. 

The school is hoping to have it done by early 2024 so that it will serve as a new visual landmark from Interstate 64 when it's finished.