The Lee County College Board authorised the subsequent steps for the Cape Coral Technical Faculty growth final week and obtained an replace on different initiatives, together with the really helpful website of selection for the Fort Myers Technical Faculty East Annex.
“I’m actually excited to be right here to speak in regards to the progress towards the growth of the faculty,” CCTC Director Charlie Pease stated. “We have now grown to 200,000 residents within the metropolis of Cape Coral. We’re the one school within the Metropolis of Cape Coral. There aren’t any small vocation colleges, personal, or public. It’s actually necessary that we proceed to broaden and supply further workforce alternatives within the space of blue collar applications.”
An replace was offered to the varsity board relating to the growth of CCTC, Fort Myers Technical Faculty, relocating the Public Service Academy, in addition to FMTC East Annex.
Throughout Tuesday night time’s assembly, the varsity board authorised the rating for the development administration providers for the growth of CCTC. The rating contains O-A-Ok/Florida, Inc. d/b/a Owen-Ames-Kimball Firm, Kaufman Lynn Development, Inc, Chris-Tel Firm of Southwest Florida, Inc., d/b/a Chris-Tel Development, Gulfpoint Development Firm, Inc.; Suffolk Development Firm, Inc. and Charles Perry Companions, Inc.
The board additionally authorised the rating of the constructing official providers to GFA Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Common Engineering Providers and NV5, Inc. for the growth of CCTC.
The rating of architectural providers for the growth embody ADG Structure, LLC; RG Architects, P.A. and ACAI Associates, Inc.
With the approval, the district can now enter into the negotiation course of for development administration providers, constructing official and architectural providers.
A imaginative and prescient for the way forward for CCTC started about 10 months in the past. That imaginative and prescient contains having an auto and marine service program and extra skilled-trades, elevated well being science and different program capability, Pease stated.
The objective is to have architectural providers present a grasp campus plan/design accomplished by December 2022. The auto and marine providers constructing is anticipated to interrupt floor within the spring of 2023 with the objective to finish the mission by spring 2024.
The growth is damaged down into three phases. Section one is the campus grasp plan for $1.5 million to be accomplished in fiscal 12 months 2022. The second section, with has a price ticket of $4.8 million, is for the auto and marine constructing that can happen throughout fiscal 12 months 2023. The ultimate section, which is able to happen in fiscal 12 months 2026, has a price ticket of $8.3 million for an extra constructing, which is able to enable for six to eight new applications.
Pease stated they’re at the moment engaged on a grant, Florida Job Progress, to offset a few of the price for infrastructure, personnel and furnishings and gear. In addition they are anticipating partnerships to offset different prices.
Dialogue was additionally had in regards to the new really helpful location for FMTC East Annex on a parcel on State Street 82.
“The board authorised in September 2021 to incorporate $40 million for this mission. In March 2022, we’re excited to announce the 82 parcel is really helpful for the situation of the Annex. The situation will higher service college students within the East Zone,” FMTC Director John Roszell stated.
The really helpful website will embody 210,526 sq. ft for a complete price of $80 million.
Board member Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan stated they’re being requested to hold a really heavy raise as a college district. She stated they’ve the funds for kindergarten via twelfth grade to repay.
The neighborhood will even profit from early childhood applications, in addition to profession applications, Morgan stated.
“They should be community-driven initiatives. I believe what we actually want is a few type of a mission crew to tug collectively the county, cities, and companies to deal with an MOU (memorandum of understanding.) If we’re going to do it ourselves we aren’t going to get it carried out when it must be carried out,” she stated.
The present CIP five-year funds contains $5 million for fiscal 12 months 2024, $17.5 million for fiscal 12 months 2025, $17.5 million fiscal 12 months 2026.
Deliberate applications to be moved to Annex embody mechatronics expertise; welding; web software growth and programming; automotive service expertise; digital expertise; HVAC; marine service applied sciences; cosmetology; automotive collision expertise technician; plumbing; electrical energy; internet software growth and programming; carpentry; main equipment and refrigeration restore; biomedical gear restore expertise and turbine generator upkeep, inspection and restore.
The brand new applications slated for East Annex embody avionics programs tech; LPN-RN bridge; industrial driver’s license; diesel upkeep tech; photo voltaic photovoltaic system design, set up, and upkeep and CNC manufacturing specialist.
“The precise applications that will likely be at Annex could change based mostly on evaluation,” Roszell stated. “A few of the applications will likely be duplicated at FTMC campus and the brand new Annex. We are going to double the capability for these applications. All of those applications are in excessive demand.”
The duplicated applications for FTMC and Annex will embody early childhood training; LPN-RN bridge; medical aiding; skilled culinary arts and hospitality; medical coder/biller; sensible nursing full-time and part-time and nursing assistant articulated.
FMTC is present process a transform mission, which has an anticipated completion of the autumn of 2023. Roszell stated the transform will now enable for highschool bus visits and stakeholders the flexibility to look into labs with out disrupting the educational setting.
“The entire transformed labs are designed to be versatile areas and simply adaptable,” he stated.
One of many labs contains an automotive storefront which is able to enable for actual work expertise. Roszell stated it can additionally function hybrid expertise, offering college students with the flexibility to work on hybrid and electrical vehicles.
The final portion of the presentation included a proposed PSA transform.
Technical Schools Senior Director Todd Everly stated the primary section could be to construct an indoor gun vary and a licensed driving monitor to the FMTC campus.
The second section could be to maneuver the PSA to the present FMTC campus after opening the East Annex location. Everly stated the price is projected round $18.4 million for 2 buildings.
“This has by no means been budgeted and has not gone via the capital committee,” he stated of the proposal.