Groundbreaking coming soon for Ranken Tech’s Ashland facility

Groundbreaking is coming this month on a new Ranken Technical College in Ashland.

The federal government announced a $4.5 million grant toward the project last week.

Ashland Mayor Richard Sullivan says on Wake Up Columbia the city and Southern Boone schools have pledged to pay the remaining $2.8 million for the facility. Private fundraisers could wind up covering their part of the tab though.

“The benefit of Ranken coming to Ashland and Central Missouri will benefit our community, and that’s why we see it as a positive investment.”

Southern Boone school officials say the new Ranken Tech facility could open by the summer of 2023.

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