Built in 1964, the Applied Technology Building is one of the oldest structures on the San Bernardino Valley College campus, but thanks to new state funding, it's about to have a makeover.
In the 2019-20 state budget, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has allocated $2.5 million to help reconstruct the job training center, which is used by automotive, aeronautical, welding, electrical, air conditioning and heating students.
"This is a victory for our students and our community who deserve affordable access to twenty-first century career education to enter the workforce," San Bernardino Community College District Chancellor Bruce Baron told IECN.
The $2.5 million is the first of a multi-year allocation, and the district will receive a total of $35 million in state matching funds for the project. District officials expect construction to begin in early 2021.