Ivy Tech Eyes Home for Expanded Auto Tech Program

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – Ivy Tech Community College is planning to build a state-of-the-art automotive technology training center at a former Anderson car dealership for $1.4 million with space for about 200 students. 

Ivy Tech's East Central board of trustees has accepted the donation of the dealership from Mary and Paddy Jamerson but it still needs approval from college's state board.

The Star Press reports (http://tspne.ws/1vFa5o2 ) the college's current automotive technology program in Muncie lacks adequate space and is outdated. It enrolls about 100 students

Regional Chancellor Andy Bowne says the area needs more trained and certified technicians to diagnose and repair today's high-tech vehicles.