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Jul 20, 2014 5:50 PM by AP

Training center on track for 2015 opening

LOCKPORT, La. (AP) - Officials in Lafourche Parish say construction of an industrial training center for high school students is on schedule and should open for the 2015 school year.

The Daily Comet reports the $15.9 million Career Magnet Center in Lockport should be ready for classes by August 2015.

The framework is up for one of two buildings that will house labs for courses such as chemistry, physics and cosmetology.

Lafourche schools administrator Evan Plaisance says the second building will be used mostly as shop areas for welding, automotive and other crafts.

The 62,000-square-foot facility will allow students from Thibodaux, Central Lafourche and South Lafourche high schools to earn industry-based certificates, receive field-related internships and work with industry mentors while attending high school.

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