Estill County Area Technology Center for Estill County Schools
About This Project
Estill County’s new Area Technology Center is designed to provide technology-rich, industry-specific training in Advanced Manufacturing, Health Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Construction Technology and Diesel Technology. Situated directly between Estill County Middle School and Estill County High School, an enclosed pedway creates a physical connection to both schools and provides access for students at both schools to take advantage of highly-specialized training. Large windows face the high school enabling the building to showcase the exciting work happening inside. Classrooms are connected directly to adjoining labs and provide views into both the lab spaces and the corridor, putting the ATC programs on full display. This cutting-edge facility will attract students from throughout the entire region by offering specialized training in the skills that are most needed in their communities.
Collaborating with a regional technical college, the new 40,000 s.f. ATC educational building will offer support and education to highly skilled workers. This project is funded under the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) program, through which EDA awards funds on a competitive basis to assist communities severely impacted by the declining use of coal through activities and programs that support economic diversification, job creation, capital investment, workforce development, and re-employment opportunities.