Did you hear the exciting news recently announced in The River City? Earlier this month, Gov. Kay Ivey finalized funding for several new projects in Decatur that support workforce development.
About the projects
To clarify, there are three new projects in Decatur that support workforce development that are officially underway thanks to the funding.
Robotics Technology Park project
First up, a future $30 million electric vehicle training center facility associated with Robotics Technology Park will be constructed.
The state-owned area just south of the existing Robotics Training Park will be the site of the standalone facility. The existing park is located at 6505 U.S. Highway 31 in Tanner. If all goes according to plan, construction should be complete in about a year and a half.
New manufacturing training facility
Next on the list of new projects in Decatur that support workforce development is the upcoming $30 million advanced manufacturing training facility at Calhoun Community College.
The 55,000-square-foot building will be built on the north end of the Decatur campus, located at 6250 U.S. Highway 31 in Tanner. More specifically, the new advanced manufacturing facility will be attached to the Advanced Technology Center.
According to reports, it will be home to advanced machining instruction, a robotics welding program, aspects of the industrial maintenance program and customized short-term training for local industries.
New dance and music studio
Finally, rounding out the list of new local projects around town is a $19 million dance and music studio in downtown Decatur. The studio will be a part of the Alabama Center for the Arts, which is located at 133 Second Ave. Northeast.
Did you know Calhoun’s Decatur campus on Highway 31 is about a 15-minute drive from us? It is! What’s more, we’re about a 10-minute drive from the Alabama Center for the Arts and about 20 minutes from the Robotics Technology Park. Keep reading our blogs to learn more about us and life in Decatur!