By Josh Cruse
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a new Engineering Technology and Science’s wing at the Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College took place Wednesday, April 20. The groundbreaking signals the next step in a five year process for the college to expand.
“It’s a beautiful thing when pictures become reality, and policies and procedures become progress. That’s what we’re celebrating today,” Robert Dozier, member of the Midlands Tech Board of Trustees, said.
The 68,000– square foot facility will focus on alternative energy such as nuclear and solar energy.
According to Dr. Sonny White, president of Midlands Technical College, the impact of the new facility shouldn’t be limited to the college’s campus. He hopes that it will support the businesses such as SCE&G and Michelin in the area.
Along with ground breaking for a new wing, Wednesday also served as a ribbon–cutting ceremony for a new road into the Enterprise Campus.
According to White, the road is part of a three to four year process that helped build the infrastructure for the new wing, and he hopes that businesses will see it as an opportunity to join the Midlands Tech campus.
The Engineering Technology and Science’s wing will be open in early 2013.