Tech Center expansion good for students

Re: Sheridan College bond issue

I’m sure your readers have seen news reports and promotional materials by now that spell out the details of the upcoming Sheridan College Tech Center bond issue election.

To summarize: On Aug. 20, Sheridan County residents will vote on a $15.8 million bond issue for the renovation and expansion of the Tech Center at Sheridan College. The estimated monthly tax impact on property owners is $2.09 per $100,000 of property market value.

Although I could go on and on about the “whys” on this issue, the most important point I want to make is that it’s good for students.

No students should be turned away due to a lack of space, but that is precisely what’s happening now. Students are being turned away from the machine tool, welding and diesel technology programs because of a lack of instructional space.

This additional space will allow more students to gain vocational degrees and practical skills employers are seeking.

One of the best ways to find out about Sheridan College is to take a tour of your college’s facilities to learn about its strategic priorities.

See what they are doing to increase the number of students earning a college certificate or degree.

See the state-of-the-art technology in our Wyoming Simulation Center, get an early look at the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center and see firsthand the space constraints in the existing Tech Center.

To take a tour, please reserve a seat by calling 674-6446 ext. 2850.

Please join me in supporting this bond issue on Aug. 20 by voting for the bonds, because it’s the right thing to do for students.


Walt Wragge


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