LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Phase one of the Lafayette career academy will be finished one year from today, school leaders say.
The Lafayette School Board of Trustees says phase one includes all demolition, and prepping the interior for new equipment.
The career academy is an idea school leaders had to help high school students looking to expand their trade skills.
The 94,000-square-foot building belonged to Lafayette Life before they moved. The cost of the total project is roughly $100 million.
It will be open to students in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County schools.
According to Chuck Bear, the Director of Facilities for Lafayette School Corporation, the career academy is giving students in the school district a competitive edge.
"It's built for those who want to go into a trade and who want to get an edge before they go to their four year school," said Bear. "Coming out of there with college accreditation and coming out of there with the skill set to be able to go into the work force is a huge asset for Lafayette and the community around it.
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