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.
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.