GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Greater Lafayette Career Academy is showing the community how it's helping high school students.
Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock school leaders hosted a ribbon cutting and let people check out the ins and outs of the 94,000 square foot building.
Approximately 170 kids are taking nursing, Project Lead The Way, culinary arts and I.T. courses among a few others.
The $10 million investment was in collaboration with Tippecanoe County, Lafayette and West Lafayette Schools.
An engineering teacher at the GLCA said it's worth it.
"It's getting them closer to what they are going to experience in the industry," said Aaron Krueger. "It's going to get them used to this kind of environment; the freedoms, but also the responsibilities of being outside of high school and being in a work environment."
The building is not completely finished yet.
It'll be done in 2021 and will have more courses like agriculture, auto service technology and welding.
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