State Representative Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today announced state approval for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) to purchase 12.82 acres of land located at 24881 Rockwell Drive in the City of Euclid.


The new property is being used to relocate and expand the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Academy. The current academy space is too small for Tri-C to continually grow and expand their program offerings.


Ohio is in the top 10 states for warehouse distribution centers in America, and there is not a regionally recognized training provider for logistics, supply chain and warehouse training. This newly expanded Academy will fill the need for such programs. It will lead to job growth in this field, as students will be set up directly with organizations to enter related careers, including the new Amazon fulfillment center, which is located less than a mile away from the site.


 


“I extend my thanks to Tri-C for keeping this educational program in Euclid. The program will prepare people for jobs in a growth sector of the economy. It’s a good day for Euclid, and it’s a good day for Ohioans seeking a job that pays a healthy living wage,” said Smith of the expansion.


Tri-C did not request state dollars for the purchase and is funding the purchase and renovation costs through a separate bond issue. The acquisition will not cause an increase in tuition, fees or expenses for students. The college will save over $3,000,000 over the course of 10 years by purchasing this property. The money saved will be reinvested into the college.


Cuyahoga Community College plans to begin use of the new facility as early as June 2018.


 

 
 
 
  
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