Richardville urges support for new Monroe County Community College technology center
Sen. Randy Richardville is urging the state Legislature to support a proposal to build the Career Technology Center at Monroe County Community College. In a letter to members of the joint Senate and House Capital Outlay Subcommittee, he emphasized the importance of the technology center and the need for state support.
"This new building will help Monroe County Community College continue its growth and provide students with an important new learning facility on the campus," said Richardville, R-Monroe.
The cost of the building is estimated at $10.5 million with the state providing half of the funds if approved.
"This is a proven program in three other states that has attracted high-tech industries to the respective regions," said Dr. David Nixon, president of the college, about the program this new building would serve.
While serving in the state House, Richardville also helped secure state funding for the college's last expansion project, the La-Z-Boy Center-Meyer Theater.
"State support for that building was vital in providing both students and the community with a state-of-the-art business center and theater," Richardville said. "I was proud to help MCCC with that project and will continue to work hard to obtain funding for the new technology center."
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2007
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