Parkland College announced Thursday that it has selected Logan Stevens Construction (2000) Ltd. to build the Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton.
Logan Stevens Construction has roots in Yorkton stretching back more than a century. The company was chosen for this project following a competitive bidding process. A+K Architects, the Regina-based firm overseeing the project, received nine bids in response to the public tender call.
“We are delighted to be awarded this contract,” said Doug Kitsch, President of Logan Stevens Construction. “We look forward to working closely with Parkland College and A+K Architects to help them meet their goals for the Trades and Technology Centre.”
“It is great to see so much interest in building this facility,” said Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers. “We are eager to partner with Logan Stevens Construction, a local company with a strong reputation.”
The College expects a smooth transition as the project quickly moves forward, Myers added. Logan Stevens Construction and A+K Architects are very familiar with one another, having worked together on a wide range of projects in the past.
The Trades and Technology Centre will be built in Yorkton along the west side of Highway 9 North, between Darlington Street and York Road. The 29,000-square-foot facility will provide the space to train more than 350 skilled graduates per year and upgrade the skills of 2,000 workers annually in a variety of fields that are experiencing a labour shortage throughout the province, such as mechanics, power engineering, and welding.
The facility is scheduled to open in September 2015. Ground will be broken this spring. A sod-turning celebration is also being planned, but a date for that has not yet been set.
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.
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