Meridian Technology Center will break ground on its South Division Campus in Guthrie on October 9.
The new facility will be located at 3025 South Division Street and will include space for short courses focused on personal and professional development, business and industry training, and space for entrepreneurs to grow a new business.
The 42,520 square-foot campus will sit on approximately 19 acres. It will also be home to the Logan County Economic Development Council.
“We’ve always had a strong partnership with the community of Guthrie and surrounding communities and have enjoyed working with businesses to meet their needs. The new South Division Campus will allow us to continue to help individuals and communities thrive,” said Dr. Douglas Major, Meridian Superintendent/CEO.
The South Division campus will include six classrooms, a medical skills classroom and lab, a computer lab and eight offices for residential incubator tenants. It will also have four exhibit halls that will be available for use by the community. When combined, the halls can hold 477 guests.
“When you think about Meridian’s mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, the new South Division Campus is at the core of that mission. Having a physical presence in the southern part of the Meridian district to serve the community and surrounding areas is very exciting,” said Meridian Technology Center Board President Gary Johnson.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at 3025 South Division street. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
Due to limited parking availability, guests are asked to consider carpooling. For those unable to attend, the event will be streamed on Facebook live from Meridian’s Facebook page at facebook.com/meridiantech.edu.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at the Oklahoma Sports Museum at 315 West Oklahoma Street in Guthrie.
Architectural and engineering services were provided by Dewberry. CMS Willowbrook will provide construction management services. Anticipated completion date is January 2021. For more information about the project visit meridiantech.edu/SouthDivisionCampus.
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.