A strong community needs a competitive workforce. Enter Waubonsee’s career and technical education building, to be named the Technical Education Center (TEC) — a building specially designed to meet the rigorous training and educational needs of 21st century technicians, the makers and doers that drive the regional economy and beyond.

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2024 Technical Education Center Groundbreaking

2024 Technical Education Center Groundbreaking

Building Stats

  • Size: 100,000 square feet
  • Location: south end of the Sugar Grove Campus to be visible from Route 47
  • Projected Cost: $60 million
  • Programs Housed: Automotive Technology, Auto Body Repair, Welding Technology, plus general classrooms/computer labs, office space, and common/support space
  • Projected Opening: Fall 2025

When this building opens, it will give students, the local workforce, and the wider community more of what they need — increased enrollment capacities, enhanced curricular possibilities, greater opportunity for industry partnerships, and more.

auto/collision/diesel techs needed by 2024 (TechForce Foundation)
welding jobs open every year to 2025 (EMSI)
the enrollment capacity for these programs in the new building vs. current