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Valdosta Technical College opens new addition

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - It's been a long time coming--and was well worth the wait.

Today, Valdosta Technical College opened the doors to it's newest addition: Building 700.  The project was approved based on the college's needs back in 1997. Now, over 16 million dollars later, Building 700 is open and offering students cutting-edge resources.

"Our new building 700 is a 90,000 square foot building, and it will allow us to serve the needs of our students and our community better," says Public Relations Director Christina Moore. 

700 is home to a new auditorium, executive boardroom and President's suite.  It's also home to an impressive library.

The expansion of the library was encouraged for SAC's accreditation. The facility is 7,200 square feet, and has a classroom, conference room, study rooms, and a computer lab. 

The new classrooms offer more space, and high-tech teaching equipment. These rooms will benefit a multitude of students.  "Our programs such as banking and finance, early childhood care and education, printing and graphics, drafting, and all of our business programs are housed here," Moore explains. 

Instructors say the new space will play a vital role in learning.  The early childhood education room now offers students more hands-on learning. Wendy Fletcher, the Program Coordinator, says, "It gives students the opportunity to practice things that they're going to be doing out in the field, and prepare for that before they actually get out and work with children."

Governor Sonny Perdue granted Valdosta Tech funding for Building 700 back in 2005.  Governor Perdue will attend the building's ribbon cutting ceremony next Friday at 4 PM.