The Rochester Public School District will be getting a new $6.5 million vocational education building thanks to voters in Rochester who approved the renewal of the city's one-half cent local option sales tax last month.
The Post-Builletin reports the new center will be constructed on the Rochester University campus near the Heintz Center and will be 24,000 square feet in size. It's expected to be completed in 2014.
The center is aimed at expanding job training opportunities for students that will include welding, cooking, nursing and EMT training. The paper says as many as 450 high school students in grades ten through twelve will be taking classes in the new building.
The building will be maintained and owned by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.