Lake Technical College is happy to announce that Governor Rick Scott approved the $2.8 million needed to complete the funding for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) building project. The creation of the CAM building has been a collaborative effort among many of Lake County’s community stakeholders. Dr. Diane Culpepper, Director of Lake Technical College, said, “I am so honored and thankful to be part of this community. The seed was planted and the dream has become a reality as we now have the funding to bring the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at Lake Technical College to fruition. Our local business and industry partners, the Board of County Commissioners, Lake County’s Economic Development Team, Senator Hays, Representative Metz, Representative O’Toole, Representative Sullivan, and the Governor worked tirelessly to move this project across the finish line this year.”
The 24,000 square foot building will be located on the main campus in Eustis and will be a combination of revitalized existing buildings and new construction. The space will allow Lake Tech to offer high quality career training in the areas of Machining, Welding, Fabrication, CNC Programming, Solid Works, and there is potential to create a manufacturing incubator and a maker space. Dr. Culpepper said, “The CAM is a game changer for the economic growth and development of Lake County and our region and we can’t wait to begin preparing the skilled manufacturing workforce!” The existing buildings have already been prepped for the renovation and the CAM is expected to open during Spring 2017.