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Wake Tech Expansion Set To Start

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Wake Technical Community College

broke ground on the construction of its new campus Tuesday.

Phase One of the 401 North campus, located off U.S. Highway 401 North, will include two classroom buildings and a smaller maintenance building, and will serve approximately 3,000 students.

Wake Tech's first new campus in more than 30 years highlights the growth the college has experienced over the past several years.

The new campus will allow Wake Tech to continue its goal of providing people with better training and skills to compete for jobs during uncertain economic times.

Construction is expected to get fully under way in the fall and classroom buildings are set to open in the fall of 2007.

The project is being funded by state Higher Education Improvement Bonds.

The college is developing preliminary plans for Phase Two of the campus, which would include two additional instructional buildings.

The Wake County Board of Commissioners' 2004-2005 budget recommends that voters consider a $40 million county bond referendum, supporting construction of Phase Two buildings and other college facilities, during the November 2004 general election.

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