Penta Career Center will hold a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. for a new 7,200-square-foot building located at 760 West Newton Road (near the intersection of Newton and Brim Roads) in Bowling Green. The building will include two classrooms for 11th and 12th grade students from Bowling Green Schools and Otsego Schools who take Career Based Intervention (CBI) classes through Penta. In addition, the facility will also house lab space for future Adult Education programs.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Penta to construct a building for much needed classroom space in the Bowling Green community,” says Ronald Matter, superintendent of Penta Career Center.
“For years we have been renting space in the area for Bowling Green and Otsego students who participate in our CBI programs. Constructing our own building makes sense because it will give us classrooms we need for our CBI students and provides additional space to expand our Adult Education programs in the Bowling Green community.”
The building features two classrooms for the high school Career Based Intervention program; open lab space for future Adult Education programming including ASPIRE/GED classes; and four restrooms. The CBI classrooms will have capacity for 40 students.
The cost of the project is approximately $1.3 million. The building will be a prefabricated steel construction. The architect is Poggemeyer Design Group and contractor for the construction of the facility is The Delventhal Company. The new facility is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by October 2018.