Bond proposed for Durham Tech

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A proposed bond for Durham Tech Community College is on the ballot this election. Officials say the bond will allow them to meet a growing need for the services they provide.

The school is asking taxpayers for $20 million to expand and improve classrooms. Some of the additional space will be for students studying automotive and other forms of engineering.

School officials say an increase in enrollment will also mean a need to increase parking.

The school’s president says this bond will impact not just the college, but other businesses in Durham.

“If the bond is not passed, we will not be able to provide the kind of skills training that industries in Durham want and need,” said William Ingram, the school’s president.

If the bond is approved, expansion at the campus could start as soon as next summer.

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