Calhoun gets $1.5 million grant for auto tech facility

The money will go toward building a $7 million center to help train students for careers in auto service and repair.

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 1:02 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2018 7:05 PM

Calhoun Community College is getting money to help build a facility to help students get an education in auto service and repair.

The U.S. Economic Development Adminstration announced Wednesday that Calhoun would received a $1.5 million grant to help build the Automotive Technology Program Facility on Calhoun's Decatur campus.

Artist's rendering provided by Calhoun Community College

The 23,400 square-foot building will cost about $7 million and will train students for a career in the auto service and repair industry. Calhoun officials estimate the center will create 219 jobs and generate $32 million in private investment. 

A groundbreaking for the facility happened in September. Construction is set to begin later this year.

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