Public Safety + Transportation Center FAQs
The College has been asked, "Why now?"
A team of Blackhawk staff and key stakeholders began work in early 2019 developing a plan to address inadequate, undersized, or the absence of, critical hands-on training facilities for our students, municipalities, and workforce development partners. This team encouraged Blackhawk Technical College to move ahead with the PSTC project for several reasons:
- Demand for and enrollment in our public safety and transportation programs is expected to increase by 10% in the coming years;
- The design and construction of the facility will take nearly three years to fully complete and be available for use by BTC students, local agencies and businesses as well as community partners;
- Data from a community-wide survey demonstrated stakeholder interest and willingness to likely support the project;
- Historically low-interest rates and a competitive construction market may allow us to do more work for less cost, thereby maximizing the impact of taxpayer dollars for the completion of the PSTC over the next three years.
Below is a list of additional frequently asked questions regarding the Public Safety + Transportation Center Referendum. If you have a question not addressed below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.