Eastern Wyoming College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), on Thursday, March 17 at 2:00 pm. The groundbreaking and photos will take place at the construction site located near the college’s main entrance at 3200 West C Street in Torrington. A ceremony and reception will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium immediately following. The public is encouraged to attend this event.
This facility will house programs in welding and joining technology, machine tooling, cosmetology, and health technology. It will also be the new location for Community Education and Workforce Development. This facility will be located north of the current main entrance of the campus and will expand out to part of the current softball field, along West C Street.
The CTEC is expected to add approximately 69,000 square feet to EWC’s main campus. This $23 million dollar facility is being funded with $20 million from a Wyoming State Legislature appropriation with the difference coming from the general obligation bonds supported by Goshen County voters in November, 2014.
The scope of this project also includes addressing long-time drainage issues which have deteriorated the surface of the parking lots north of the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center. The current Mechanical Arts building will be razed as part of the drainage and parking project. The new parking lot in that area will be much larger and will better accommodate buses and large vehicles. It will also provide close access to entrances on the north side of the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center, the Veterinary Technology building and the CTEC building.