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Ivy Tech giving campus building to Muncie school district

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ivy Tech Community College is giving a campus building that it no longer needs to the Muncie school district.

Ivy Tech officials say that’s the best use for the building in an industrial area of Muncie’s south side. The college has moved its administrative offices, science labs and some mechanical trades training programs from the building as it has undertaken $43 million in construction on other Muncie facilities in recent years.

Muncie School Board President Jim Williams said the district will move its career center and administrative offices into the building. The district’s current career center is in a former junior high school built in the 1960s and needing nearly $6 million in repairs,

The career center will gain space at the new site and its students will have better access to Ivy Tech for dual credit programs and workforce certificates, Williams said.

Ivy Tech is opening a new building next door that will include training for welding, automotive, HVAC, machine tooling and robotics.


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