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Construction at Learning Center taking shape

Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015

Ground was broken on October 7 for the $1.45-million, 7,552-square-foot building expansion that will turn Huntington County Community School Corporation’s vocational center into the Huntington County Community Learning Center. With the concrete foundation poured, the new “LC” is beginning to take shape.

The 29,306-square-foot center will include two new skills development tenants, expand current certification-based class offerings for high school students and adults, relocate to the center two off-site programs and provide additional office and classroom space.

The expansion is under construction by Shawnee Construction & Engineering, and is expected to be completed by July 2016. The project architect is Barton-Coe-Vilamaa.

The school corporation, meanwhile, owns the building at 2201 North Jefferson Street, and will provide operational oversight and maintenance of the Learning Center. Automotive and precision machining classes already offered at the vocational center for high school students will continue, as will CNC (Computer Numerical Control) and welding programs for adults. A certified nurse’s aide program and emergency medical technician program for adults now housed at Horace Mann Education Center will be moved to the learning center.

The photo shows the steel pillars being erected to begin the construction of the 7,552-square-foot expansion to the Learning Center. According to Shawnee personnel, “now that the concrete work is complete, everyone will begin to see more activity taking place real soon.”