When the public said “YES” to Fox Valley Technical College’s (FVTC) $66.5 million public referendum in April of 2012 by a 2-1 margin, one of the facility expansion plans that got a green light is one that deals with green lights on a daily basis: transportation!
Careers in the diesel service, automotive, truck driving, and vehicle repair and refinishing fields just sped closer to reality thanks to the completion of Fox Valley Technical College’s expanded J. J. Keller Transportation Center in Appleton, WI.
Training for these in-demand careers was recently at capacity in the facility, but now the added space is helping more students hit the road faster to a great career.
Here is a snapshot of the facility’s primary expansion areas, which includes about 41,500 square-feet of new space:
• 16 additional learning bays for automotive-related programs, with added classrooms;
• 3 additional learning bays for diesel-related programs, with added engine shop;
• 1 additional inspection safety bay for the Truck Driving program and workplace training, with an added classrooms;
• 4 new learning bays for the state’s only new Transport Trailer Service Technician program. The school noted that it has already had students land jobs from this new offering before finishing the program.
For more on the school’s automotive and transportation program, visit: http://www.fvtc.edu/public/