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Governor, other officials celebrate new Lanier Tech campus built 'for a 21st-century workforce'
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Visitors to the new Lanier Technical College campus mingle Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. The new 95-acre campus is the first completely new technical college campus built in the state of Georgia. - photo by Scott Rogers
State leaders lauded the opening of the new Lanier Technical College campus in North Hall during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 19. “Institutions like Lanier Technical College are an essential part of Georgia’s robust workforce and thriving business climate,” Gov. Nathan Deal said. “With unparalleled resources for learning and mastering high-demand skills, this location is truly a 21st-century campus for a 21st-century workforce.” The $150-million, 335,000-square-foot campus will accommodate more than 5,000 students, doubling Lanier Tech’s current capacity. The campus will be open for classes in January 2019. Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, said the new campus will provide students interested in trade and vocational training an alternative to a typical liberal arts education at a university or college.

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