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Center for Excellence in Auto Technology coming to Baton Rouge

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Louisina Governor Bobby Jindal announced a commitment of $13.9 million in capital outlay funding to build a Center for Excellence in Auto Technology at Baton Rouge Community College.

One of the industries where we expect to see significant job growth is for auto technicians.

Governor Jindal said, "As part of our efforts to keep our kids here at home and grow our economy, one of the key things we look at is what industries are growing and what type of skills our people need to get jobs in those industries. One of the industries where we expect to see significant growth is at auto dealerships, specifically jobs for auto technicians. In Louisiana, recent data shows that there are over 2,700 open auto mechanic and technician jobs in Louisiana, and that number is expected to grow by 17 percent by 2020. Without question, this is a growth industry, but we aren't filling the positions available right now."

The 60,000-square-foot auto training facility will be located on BRCC's new East Campus.

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