Senator Chuck Wiger: Century College Receives Funding for Applied Tech Center and Building Repairs
St. Paul, Minn. – Century College will receive $6.3 million to create an Engineering and Applied Technology Center on East Campus as a result of the passage of the capital investment legislation by the Minnesota Senate and House late Sunday night, the last day of the session.
The new center will be located next to the Fab Lab. An adjacent welding laboratory will be upgraded.
Century also will be receiving an estimated $5 million to fix roofs, replace windows, restore masonry, and upgrade heating and cooling systems. That money will come from the Higher Education Asset Preservation and Renovation (HEAPR) funds included in the capital investment bill.
“The need for graduates who are trained in engineering and technology continues to grow,” said Sen. Chuck Wiger, chief author of the Century funding bill. “This program will produce graduates ready for high-demand, high-wage careers.”
Century President Angelia Millender commented, “Century College is pleased that we can continue our great work to educate the workforce of the future within its new Applied Technology Center, and also appreciates the opportunities to repair and restore our facilities through HEAPR funding.”
The bill is on its way to Governor Dayton for signature.