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TBAISD opens Career Tech Center expansion

The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District held a ribbon cutting and tour of their new Career Tech Center expansion.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- There is a high demand in Michigan for skilled workers in manufacturing, welding and skill trade industries and that is why a northern Michigan school district is expanding.

The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour Wednesday for their expanded career tech center.

Faculty, students and community leaders attended the event to check out the new 10,000-square-foot space.

"I think it was a good idea, that way we can experience different opportunities and we aren't having to share booths and stuff," said student Devin Maylowski.

"We've had a waiting list of up to 30 in both classes for years. We have an a.m. and a p.m. class and what this does is it reduces that significantly," said welding instructor Richard Mathis. "I take the students and run through all four processes that we teach here and sometimes with the restriction we had before with the space, we couldn't do that but now we can."

The TBAISD Career Tech Center offers high school and college age students an education with hands on technical training for the career they want to pursue.

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