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November 9, 2012

Career college opening first state location in Brownsburg

BROWNSBURG — College is coming to Brownsburg in the form of Midwest Technical Institute. The school specializing in various trades is in the throes of being built, bringing its first branch to the state of Indiana.

The 40,123-square-foot building is expected to be finished in early 2013 and to be open for students the following fall semester. It will be at 580 Pitt Road, just over the I-74 bridge on 56th Street.

“I think any time the community has the opportunity to attract any type of trade school or secondary education like a college or university, it’s important to bring those things,” Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz said.

Kleinhenz added that this could be a real boon for residents and local businesses who will have access to students who were trained locally in their specific trade.

The school is also expected to bring about 21 instructors.

The value on the building is $4 million and the town offered a seven-year tax abatement.

“It’s a good thing,” Kleinhenz said. “Any time you have growth, that helps us. That’s a $4 million building we didn’t have filled.”

The career college is based in Illinois and specializes in mechanical trades such as welding and HVAC training; and allied health, such as medical and dental assistants, medical coding, massage therapy, pharmacy technicians, and basic nursing assistants. The school also offers continuing education programs.

Town Council President Dwayne Sawyer agreed that obtaining the school would be nothing but good for the town.

“Because they’re not traditional degrees, this provides training to be gainfully employed immediately upon graduation,” Sawyer said. “There are plenty of opportunities here with a large technical base, and maybe some of those classes could be a first introduction to those jobs.

“It’s exciting. Broad stroke perspective, people are struggling and might need an opportunity to get re-trained, additionally trained, or learn a new trade right in our backyard. It’s a plus for residents.”

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