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Midlands Technical College broke ground Tuesday on the college's newest addition. The Center for Business and Information Technologies will be under construction at the Beltline Campus beside the engineering laboratory building.

Construction for the the four-story, 58,245 sq.-ft. facility is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2023. Students preparing for careers in management, accounting, business administration and information technologies will utilize the space once opened.

Nearly 50 of MTC's 150 programs of study are in the varied areas of business and information technologies the new facility is designed to support.

Many of the programs are training programs offered through the college's corporate and continuing education (CCE) division. Training programs, which can be quickly matched to emerging workforce needs, are also fast-track options for students to complete. This allows graduates of these programs to quickly earn family-sustaining wages and support local economic growth.

The CCE division consists of "QuickJobs" which are career training programs developed for jobs where employees will be in high demand over the next decade.

These programs are designed to provide intensive and complete job training, most programs taking a few months to complete.

During the last fiscal year, CCE provided full QuickJobs scholarships to 260 students. There are more than 40 QuickJobs programs, a quarter of those being in the areas of business and information technologies.

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