Tech School Groundbreaking

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Members of city and state government were on hand to lend there support at the groundbreaking of the Warren County Area Technology Center.

The 45-thousand square foot facility is being built to give Bowling Green and Edmonson County high schoolers a chance to learn a trade.

"With this program we'll have automotive technology, construction tech. We'll also have computer information systems available. We'll have health careers," says Bowling Green Public Schools Superintendent, Dale Brown.

The technology center will also allow South Central Kentucky to become more competitive when trying to recruit new businesses.

Mayor Elaine Walker notes, "The fact that when we go out recruiting across the world, for businesses to come to the Transpark to South Central Kentucky, the one things that’s clear is that they need an educated workforce and for us to be able to start at the high school level to educate and train our workers really gives us an advantage."

Making the technical school even more unique is the fact that it will be housed in Warren County's new Transpark.

Brown adds, "We felt like it was an ideal location in regards to meeting the needs of the students in co-op opportunities.

Its convenient for the students of all the schools we have in Warren County, Bowling Green, and Edmonson County."

The technology center will join the Bowling Green Technical College as the newest additions to the Transpark.

The center is expected to be finished by June of 2006.