CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new aeronautical training center is expected to be done in time for fall classes at Trident Tech.
South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center officials gave a presentation to the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments Monday.
The center’s Special Projects Consultant Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, and Trident Technical College Vice President for Continuing Education and Economic Development Bob Walker showed new renderings of the new facility and said they hope it will be open for fall classes. Faculty and staff hope the new facility will spark an interest in students to pursue a career in the aerospace field.
“The South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center is a game changer for our community,” Colbert-Busch said. “It is not only going to be aeronautical training for this massive growth for the industry in our area but it’s also going to expand to advanced manufacturing that covers a multitude of industry, including the automotive industry.”
The building cost about $80 million to build and will be about 218,000 square feet. Colbert-Busch also said they anticipate over 5,000 students and over 100 faculty and staff members to use the facility each year.