Gov. Nathan Deal this week attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The 335,000-square-foot campus is the first newly constructed technical college campus in the history of technical education in Georgia.
“Institutions like Lanier Technical College are an essential part of Georgia’s robust workforce and thriving business climate,” said Deal. “With unparalleled resources for learning and mastering high-demand skills, this location is truly a 21st-century campus for a 21st-century workforce. We understand the immense importance of Georgia offering a well-trained workforce to meet the employer demands of today and tomorrow, and the Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College will prove to be a historic investment in technical education. As Georgia’s newest economic development tool, this new campus will provide thousands of students with even greater opportunities to find enduring and meaningful careers here in the No. 1 state for business.”
The $150 million campus will accommodate more than 5,000 students and double Lanier Tech’s current capacity. Located on 95 acres, the Hall Campus features state-of-the-art equipment and includes six buildings for technical education instruction. At the ceremony, the Gov. Nathan Deal Economic Development Center building was unveiled in honor of Deal.
“This campus was built not only for the students of 2018, but for those who choose technical education in 2078,” said Dr. Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College. “We know, without a doubt, that our community partners will reap the benefits of the elite workforce produced at the Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College. The lives of generations will be forever changed because of this new campus.”
The Hall Campus will offer Lanier Tech’s 45 existing programs, as well as four new programs specific to the campus. The campus also has outdoor instructional space, including a commercial truck driving range and a burn tower for fire science instruction.
“This new, state-of-the-art campus in Hall County is the result of tremendous leadership, vision, and collaboration by Georgians committed to developing a skilled workforce,” said TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur. “Generations of students will have meaningful career opportunities through postsecondary education in facilities that are second to none.”
TCSG broke ground on the new campus in September 2016. The campus will be open to students in January 2019.
Effective Dec. 3, 2018, the address for the Hall Campus of Lanier Technical College will be 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville.