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Proposed Project

Construction of a new Transportation Education Center to prepare current and future generations of technicians and drivers in the transportation field. The new center will be designed to accommodate modern equipment used today and combine our programs into one location to increase collaboration and efficiency.

The Need

  • Current facilities are outdated, too small, or nonexistent, which results in learning taking place in overcrowded and inefficient classrooms, or even outside of current spaces
  • Current facilities are located at multiple campuses and locations which makes it difficult to support the students
  • Employers across the district are hiring more technicians with a higher skill set, which has resulted in a shortage of qualified workers
  • The number of vehicles owned by Americans has doubled in the last fifty years causing high demand for skilled technicians
  • New electric, plug-in hybrid electric, hybrid, and compressed natural gas vehicles require additional training and safety equipment for technicians

Why Now?

The new center will increase the capacity for student enrollment to address a severe workforce shortage in the transportation sector. Trends show significant growth of distribution centers and changes in this industry throughout our district. Educating the workforce in demand requires flexible learning labs and equipment to support these evolving technology demands. In addition, there are significant opportunities for efficiency gains with a comprehensive facility to optimize shared resources.

Project Goals

  • Promote enrollment and prepare students for high demand transportation careers
  • Provide leading-edge training for current employees to support new technology in the transportation field
  • Serve as an industry hub for greater community impact and collaboration, providing opportunities in the coming years to meet the needs of the industry
  • Bring all programs together into one facility to develop a collaborative atmosphere with gains in efficiency and practical training opportunities
  • Eliminate the need to rent facilities that house the Diesel Truck Technician program and repurpose existing buildings at the Business Education Center and East Annex for other programs and needs of the growing CVTC main campus
  • Expand programming by adding an Agriculture Service Technician program
  • Increase opportunities for high school academies and transcripted credit offerings
  • Improve motorcycle safety training for the community
  • Closer proximity to the Energy Education Center will foster collaboration and support of industry trends which align energy and transportation sectors
  • Create a sustainable facility built to LEED Silver standards
Proposed Transportation Education Center Construction

TEC Building & Storage Facility: 124,000 SF

Total Budget:
not to exceed
$29.8 Million

The staff of CVTC were one of the best aspects of the school! The biggest thing they taught me was, that there is no such thing as a stupid question. You are there to learn, therefore they not only expect questions, they want questions to be asked!

Jacob, Diesel Truck Technician Graduate

What other projects are proposed?

Construction

   

Transportation Education Center

Increase capacity for student enrollment to address the workforce shortage.

Addition

   

Manufacturing Education Center

Update technical components and construct an automated fabrication lab.

Expansion & Remodeling

   

Emergency Service Education Center

Meet current and future training requirements for emergency services.

Enhancement

   

Additional Campus Renovations and Expansions

Update current facilities to serve our growing student body.

New Construction

Proposed Location

The proposed Transportation Education Center will be built at our west campus located in Eau Claire.

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