WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla School District received $10.35 million in the state Legislature's approved budget to continue construction of its Southeast Area Technical Skills Center.
Construction is to begin in the fall, with classes starting in fall 2013, according to a district news release.
The 36,000-square-foot facility on the campus of Walla Walla Community College, will serve students throughout Southeast Washington and provide occupational and trade training such as welding, construction and health care.
As many as 60 students are expected to be enrolled when the facility opens, with capacity gradually increasing to about 160 students.
State lawmakers provided about $1.2 million last year for design development.