UPDATE 6:12 p.m. During his Thursday visit with host of Public Pulse, Kim Love, Sheridan College President Paul Young discussed the details surrounding the $15.85 million bond issue that will come before the voters in a special election on August 20. The bond initiative would help support the growing demand for skilled workers here in Sheridan.
Young says technical education programs at Sheridan College, including Welding, Diesel, Construction and Machine Tool Technologies, would see a boost that the local economy here would benefit from.
Young says it's hard to predict what the economy is going to look like even 10 years from now, and higher education institutions across the country train their students to be prepared for the ever-evolving workforce.
The initiative would be funded through a property tax if it is voted into law. According to Young, the estimated monthly impact for property owners would be $2.09 per $100,000 of a home's market value, based on the latest statistics from the Sheridan County Assessor's Office.