March 21, 2023

Work to start on $1.149 million facility renovation on ATU-Ozark campus

Work is ready to start on a $1.149 million renovation of the Industrial Management Methods constructing on the Arkansas Tech College-Ozark Campus after the ATU Board of Trustees permitted a contract with EWI Constructors of Russellville.

Renovation of the constructing can be partially funded with a $1 million regional workforce grant from the Arkansas Division of Increased Schooling (ADHE), and proceeds from the ATU-Ozark academic and basic fund permitted by the ATU Board in August 2022.

Constructed in 1976, the ATU-Ozark Industrial Management Methods Constructing offers 6,000 sq. ft of house for educational applications in automation, industrial electronics and pc data know-how.

“These are in-demand, STEM applications that lead on to rewarding careers and fulfill a market want for workers with these abilities,” Bruce Sikes, ATU-Ozark Chancellor Bruce Sikes mentioned in a press release. “Present lab and tutorial areas supporting automation instruction are restricted in scholar areas and should not congruent nor consultant of the twenty first century manufacturing environments of in the present day. We’re grateful for ADHE’s consideration of ATU-Ozark Campus and this high-priority venture.”

Renovation work present inside areas particular to program demand and replace utilities, lighting and air programs. As well as, the venture will present trendy automation lab house, relieve flooding points, present applicable handicap accessibility, meet restroom requirements, replace energy wants and restore the roof construction. The work is predicted to be completed by August.

There have been 1,735 ATU-Ozark college students as of the eleventh day of the autumn 2022 semester, and the Franklin County campus has round 97 school and workers.

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