In a media release issued by Sheridan College Friday, it states that College President Paul Young may ask the College Board of Trustees to consider a special election as early as August to fund the renovation and expansion of the current Technical Education Center on the college's main campus.
According to Dr. Young, it's been 36 years since the college has asked for support of this kind. The current Tech Center was completed in 1977, and is in need of upgrades and repairs. The media release states that the planned expansion would allow for enrollment to quadruple in three areas; welding, diesel and machine tool.
Sheridan College Board Chair Kati Sherwood stated in the media release that “it is a disservice to our students to put this off any longer, especially given that there are employers out there waiting to hire our graduates. We remain committed to a community outreach process that values and respects the taxpayers of Sheridan County. This project is really about making an active contribution to the economic diversity and stability of our region.”