BTC may choose Milton to expand

February 7, 2013

From “BTC may choose Milton to expand” — More than 300 students could be attending a new Blackhawk Technical College campus in Milton in 2014 if plans go forward.

BTC President Tom Eckert said he would ask the BTC Board when it meets later this month to approve a lease of a vacant building that once was home to ANGI Energy Systems.

Eventually, the building could house 700 to 800 students in BTC’s advanced manufacturing program. That kind of growth depends on whether enough students embrace manufacturing as a career, Eckert added.

“That’ll take some work, and it’ll take some time to get there,” Eckert said.

If the BTC Board says yes and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board also approves, BTC would begin planning for the renovation of the building at 15 N. Plumb St., Eckert said.

Eckert said Wednesday that he would have lease costs ready for the board when it meets Thursday, Feb. 21.

He said borrowing would pay for renovations. The college is limited to borrowing $1.5 million per project every two years.


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