The Ranchester Town Council on Tuesday became the first municipality in Sheridan County to pledge their support for a $15.85 million bond initiative to renovate and expand the Sheridan College Technical Education Center. The bond proposal is expected to go to the voters in a special election on August 20.
The council's unanimous endorsement followed a presentation from Sheridan College president Paul Young, and Sue Belish, Supporters of Sheridan College treasurer and former SCSD 1 superintendent, regarding the future of technical education in the region and efforts to expand technical education offerings.
In a media release, Belish says supporting the initiative is a wise investment for the future of all of Sheridan County and its citizens.
She says the bottom line is that the college is having to turn away qualified students for entry in technical programs due to a lack of space. But she says employers in the area are lining up to hire these students.
To schedule a presentation about the bond initiative for your business, club or organization, send an email to Supporters of Sheridan College at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the citizen’s group and the bond initiative is also available at www.supportsheridancollege.com.