GREENWOOD, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood is looking to redesign and expand its campus. Our partners in the Daily Journal report that the provider of career and technical education plans to urge schools to allocate around $ 4 million to the project, which could begin in early 2022.
The center says the expansion is necessary to accommodate future population growth and program needs, particularly the welding program. According to the publication, the project could include an additional classroom for the centre’s culinary arts program, as well as an event space for up to 750 people.
“If we need to orientate ourselves or have a career day or an induction ceremony, we have no room. We need to find a place outside of school or separate students, “Central Nine Career Center director Bill Kovach told the Daily Journal. “Last year we went to Beech Grove for an induction to the National Honors Society. Internally. It would be good to have a room where we could have staff and students in one place on campus. This would allow other external groups to rent out the space and use it for other events. “
Last week, the centre’s school board approved a partnership with Indianapolis-based architectural firm Lancer + Beebe, which plans to prepare a final architectural proposal over the next two months.
The center has nine partner schools in Johnson and Marion counties. The publication reports that each school will vote on the plan. This will only be the case if every school board approves the plan and at least 75% of members sign up.
Central Nine has not provided an estimated time frame for completion after construction begins.