Western breaks ground on $4.1 million addition

June 21, 2013

From lacrossetribune.com: “Western breaks ground on $4.1 million addition” — Western Technical College officials broke ground Thursday on a $4.1 million addition for training diesel and heavy equipment technicians.

It is the first project to get underway from Western’s $80 million referendum in the fall. The referendum is slated to fund six major building projects, including extensive remodeling to the Coleman and Kumm centers, and the college’s technology building.

College officials expect to support an extra 1,000 students with the new spaces funded through the referendum.

The 20,000-square-foot training addition begun Thursday in La Crosse includes more classrooms and more space for teaching students in-demand technical skills, according to the college.

The revamped Truck and Heavy Equipment Facility is scheduled to be finished next spring and open to students in the fall.

The new building will also house Western’s new compressed natural gas training program, funded by a grant from the state’s tech college system.

 

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