Lane Community College (LCC) in Oregon, US has broken ground on the new Industry and Trades Education Center (ITEC).

A ground-breaking ceremony was held on the LCC main campus to mark the start of the construction. It was attended by college board members, faculty staff, students, and prominent community and business leaders.

The ITEC project is the result of a $121.5m bond measure that was approved by voters in the LCC service area in May 2020.

It marks an important investment in developing a skilled workforce, driving innovation and economic growth in the area.

LCC Board of Education chair Rosie Pryor said: “The ITEC project will not only revitalise our campus but also significantly impact our local economy. We are grateful to our community for their support and look forward to seeing the benefits this centre will bring to our students and the broader community.”

Covering an area of 55,310ft², the centre includes a three-storey building.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

It will be used to conduct lessons, including Apprenticeship Training, Aviation Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Construction Technology, and Manufacturing Technology.

The ITEC will also include offices for faculty and student advice and an interdisciplinary fabrication laboratory.

LCC president Stephanie Bulger said: “Our goal is to create a workforce and advanced technology hub, adaptable to emerging technologies, thereby supporting local economic growth. This facility is a testament to our commitment to prepare our students for the future and to meet the changing demands of industry.”

The ITEC facility is set to be finalised by late next year.